Joni Mitchell 80th Birthday Tribute featuring The Joni Project with special guest Harvest – a Tribute to Neil Young
The Joni Project
Celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 80th Birthday
The Joni Project formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to Joni Mitchell, one of music’s greatest and most innovative artists. They are quite simply the finest and most musically sophisticated tribute to Joni on the scene today. The band is fronted by remarkable multi-instrumentalist and singer Katie Pearlman, who impressively plays Joni’s songs in their original open guitar tunings, and also includes jazz and jam band mainstays Dave Berg (guitar), Dan Ehrlich (bass), Alan Lerner (drums), Mark Mancini (keyboards), Steve Finklestein (percussion), Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone and flute) and Victoria Faiella (backing vocals). Collectively, they’ve performed with members of the Grateful Dead, The Band, The Doors, the Neville Brothers, and many others. Together, they bring fresh interpretation to Joni’s legendary tunes from their many eras and genres – particularly from the time of her stunning and dynamic collaboration with Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker.
With Special Guest Harvest
Celebrating Neil Young’s 78th Birthday
Harvest was born out of a one-off live show with five successful Long Island musicians performing “An Evening of Neil Young.” When they realized how the audience reacted to the show, they did another. And then another. And another. With each show the audience grew and what was quickly realized was a love of seeing them perform the Neil Young catalog. From the acoustic intimate to higher energy songs, Harvest covers it all! Harvest is: Dave Berg (guitar and vocals), Drew Bertrand (drums), Dave Diamond (guitar and vocals), Kevin Griffin (bass and vocals), Mike Katzman (keys and vocals).