Be Here Now: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell @ Tinker St. Cinema, 10/25/09

October 22nd, 2009, 9:30 am by Greg

JoniMitchellYou certainly don’t need us to tell you how important the music of Joni Mitchell is. But you just don’t get the opportunity to hear it often enough in a live concert situation.

So at 8pm Sunday, October 25, the ongoing “Music at the Movies” live music series at the Tinker St. Cinema in Woodstock presents “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell,” with a dozen of the area’s most talented musicians joining forces to perform their own unique interpretations of selections from Mitchell’s classic songbag.

Among the musicians stepping into the spotlight on Sunday are Amy Helm, Bar Scott, Daniel Littleton, Journey Blue Heaven, Julie Last, Kyle Esposito, Leslie Ritter, Elizabeth Mitchell, Peter Tomlinson, Scott Petito, Storey Littleton and Sylvia Bullett.

Admission is $10.


Patty Larkin, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

September 30th, 2009, 11:19 am by Greg

PattyLarkin“I think the first record that I bought was a 45 of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ with ‘Yellow Submarine’ on the other side.

Album-wise, I think it was probably Joni Mitchell. Music sort of filtered in and out of the house – and I listened at friends’ houses – but she was probably the first person that I got turned onto and felt that she had a whole new slant on this whole songwriting business that was both decidedly female and very musical. She had a sense of humor, and the music was very interesting.

I had probably already bought some Simon and Garfunkel albums or something. You know, we’re talking the ’60s here. So I was already writing songs at the time, but they were more like angst-ridden songs by an adolescent who had no life experience, but wanted to write as though I did.

When I heard Joni Mitchell, I thought, ‘Oh, that’s what I want to do. That’s very cool.’ ”

Patty Larkin teams up with Lucy Kaplansky for a singer-songwriter double-bill at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady. The performance begins at 7:30pm on Friday, October 2 in Proctors’ GE Theatre.

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