Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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‘Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene’ will be presented at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.

The show is about Canadian singer-songwriters Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Murray McLauchlan, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young. These singers launched their music in the basement of a Victorian row house, the Riverboat Coffee House, in 1968. Through this show they reminisce the time when the place was the ‘it’ place to be at and how celebrating music was their common goal. The group consists of multi-disciplinary artists. Mike Ross will music-direct the group. Together they will present the stories and songs that made Yorkville famous during 60s.

There were many articles written around 1968 that highlighted the emergence of Joni Mitchell at the Riverboat. It was a tight coffeehouse that was located below street level at 134 Yorkville Avenue. The place was supposed to be the focal point of the Toronto folk-music and counter-culture scene. Those were the modest days when songs were about the innocence and optimism that is rare these days. The club or the coffee house had red booths, pine walls, and brass portholes. It witnessed the historic performances of artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Odetta, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young. Before the house was shut, the last performance was that of Murray McLauchlan. He was a singer-songwriter. The innocence and optimism of the 1960s almost died with the closing of the Riverboat.

The artists will perform from October 6-14, 2017, at Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4. More info.

It's the annual event you've been waiting for! Join us on Saturday, October 14 for the Joni Mitchell Tribute concert, a benefit for the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA).

Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd Floor
Community School of Music and Arts
330 E. MLK / State Street, Ithaca, NY
Concert 7:00 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.
Tickets at the door $10

Performers: Mary Bentley, Heather Boob, Joe Gaylord, Jessie Grey, Judy Hyman & Uniit Carruyo, Ellen Jackson, Colleen Kattau, Diana Leigh, Molly MacMillan & Band, Sue Tierney McNamara, Nate & Kate, Alice Saltonstall, Sue Terwilliger, and Margaret Wakeley.

Thank you to all of the musicians who are donating their talents and to our generous corporate sponsors American Crafts by Robbie Dein, NYSEG, and Sciarabba Walker & Co.

Pages UnBound and HarperCollins Canada present: David Yaffe reading from his new book, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell + an interview with Karen Bliss + musical performance by Mia Sheard with Joel Schwartz at Hugh's Room in Toronto

Tickets: $10
For tickets, priority seating and dinner reservations, please call 416-533-5483.

Event concludes with a special Joni Mitchell tribute performance by Mia Sheard with multi-instrumentalist Joel Schwartz.

Join Pages UnBound and HarperCollins Canada in a special tribute to Joni Mitchell on Oct. 12 at Hugh’s Room Live! An iconic composer and performer, Mitchell has inspired multitudes with her inspiring and emotional songs. Author David Yaffe will be reading from his new biography of Mitchell, Reckless Daughter, which will be followed by an interview conducted by acclaimed music journalist Karen Bliss. The celebration continues with a sensitive performance of Mitchell songs by Toronto’s veteran singer-songwriter Mia Sheard accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Joel Schwartz. More info.

The shortest distance between a Mennonite choir and an open-air jazz patio in Havana is Amber Epp. A childhood of singing at the dinner table and exploring the piano (with her fingers and her toes) has not surprisingly culminated in music filled with adventure, discovery, joy, and a Western Canadian Music Award for one of her four CDs. A connoisseur of musical genres, Amber transports you with her to wherever she's going. No matter the language, no matter the country, from Cuba to the Yukon, Amber leaves you with a heart pumping out the rhythms of the world. More info

Singer Gina Foster and guitarist Ronnie Johnson, along with some very talented friends crazy enough, revel in the music and gloriousness of Joni Mitchell. Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, River, A Case Of You, Trouble Child, Amelia, Help Me, Shades Of Scarlett Conquering and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, harmonic concept and gift of performance Joni so enduringly revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond … Gina Foster (voc) with Ronnie Johnson (guitars), Patrick Johnson (guitars), Graham Harvey (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). “A captivating evening of world class music … a musical journey full of interwoven word plays and melodic sweeps” More info

BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
07 oktober 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Locatie: Agnietenhof, Sint Agnietenstraat 2, Tiel, Gelderland, Netherlands
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The Music of Joni Mitchell woven through a worship service Sunday October 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening service featuring the music of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Each of our Rock Eucharist services explores the music of a popular artist or band, performed by a group of talented musicians. Music is woven through a casual service including some brief thoughts on the artists and songs selected, along with prayer, the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in communion. More info.

BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
29 september 2017 20:30 – 22:00
Locatie: De Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
21 September 2017 20:30 - 22:00
Location: The Evertshuis, Spoorstraat 15, Bodegraven, North Brabant, Netherlands
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Bogies in Westlake Village invited Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project to reprise their 2016 performance. This date marks the gentle end of summer, celebrating with Joni Mitchell songs presented in the spirit of “Shadows and Light.” Enjoy beloved hits including “Chelsea Morning,” “Both Sides Now,” “Help Me,” and “Big Yellow Taxi” as well as “Blonde in the Bleachers,” “Black Crow,” “Conversation,” “Cold Blue Steel,” and “Carey,” as just a sample of what you’ll hear.

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project features:
Kiki Ebsen (vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar)
Grant Geissman (guitars, sitar, vocals)
Terry Wollman (guitar, vocals)
Steven Lawrence (bass)
Matt Starr (drums)

Location: Bogies, 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361
Time: 7:00–9:00pm
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