UnderCover Presents - Joni Mitchell's Blue
January 22 8:00 pm
We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $24.50.
An afro-pop rendition of “A Case of You”. A South Indian Jazz interpretation of “My Old Man.” UnderCover Presents celebrates Joni Mitchell’s classic album Blue with a masterful mashup of Bay Area musical talent who each cover a different song from the album, infusing it with their distinctive sound and personality.
Now covering their fourth album, the UnderCover concept has proven immensely popular among both musicians and the listening public. Says Undercover’s co-creator Lyz Luke, “So many musicians who play different genres have so much respect for each other and never get to play on the same bill. Dina Maccabee (Real Vocal String Quartet, Ramon and Jessica, KillBossa) the show’s guest musical director says, “When you’ve got say a Balkan clarinetist collaborating with an Afrobeat player, there’s a good chance you’re going to find something you really like.”
The show’s rousing roster features the Bay Area’s only Brazilian tropicalia band, KillBossa, South Indian classical jazz duo Bharathi Palivela & Daniel Fabricant, the banjo-picking and siren song talents of Kelly McFarling, clarinetist Beth Custer’s jazz/funk ensemble, the other worldly singing of the Balkan/Romani group Kitka, and that is just Side A! Side B features the electronic music diva Amy X Neuburg, Adam Theis & JazzMafia’s hip hop/jazz collective, Suzy Thompson, the Freight’s favorite blues-belting fiddler, afro-pop band The Seshen, and chanteuse plus chamber orchestra Katy Stephan+Classical Revolution. Admission includes a free album download of the recorded concert. We’ll be distributing the download code at the show along with a keepsake program at showtime. Excited yet? We are.
Listen to a track from Bharathi Palivela & Daniel Fabricant:
Artwork by Jeff Boozer
Photo by Jason Mongue
Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.