Taylor O'Donnell Presents an Evening of Joni Mitchell
Taylor O'Donnell and her "Desert Island Live" friends bring their popular Joni Mitchell tribute to Portland for the first time. The band, Desert Island Live, is a tribute to the art of album making in general, and in particular to those albums that somehow became art beyond even the greatness of the actual music that was captured on them. Revisiting material from their first and second sold-out Dance Hall Kittery appearances, Taylor (vocals), Jonny Peiffer (keys, percussion), Chris Klaxton (trumpet, guitar), Matt Langley (saxes), Jim Dozet (guitar), Nate Therrien (bass) and Eric von Oeyen (drums) will perform their favorite selections from Mitchell's Blue, Court & Spark, and Hejira,
"Taylor had all the melodies, vocal turns and intervals that makes Mitchell's songs so alluring and challenging to sing. And, while the performances were so true to the original performances by Mitchell, Taylor owned the songs in her own right last night with both her personal convictions to the lyrics and an unabashed tribute to the Mistress of Confessional Songs." - Review by Audience Member
"O'Donnell sings with demanding prowess and originality. Her voice is a refined instrument, demonstrating a unique mixture of textures and sounds." Review of August 2014 performance at the Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
650A Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101