Joni Mitchell wrote songs that defined an era and a generation. She struck a nerve with her take on life’s little, ironic disappointments.
From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of iconic New Zealand talent Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours. From fronting Fur Patrol to co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse in Silo Theatre’s Brel, Deans has talent which soars.
Now, under the direction of Shane Bosher, she is let loose on Joni Mitchell’s legendary songbook.
But this is no mere tribute show! In the hands of an interpretive artist like Deans, alongside Tom Broome, Sean Donnelly, Robin Kelly and Paul McLaney, this take on Joni Mitchell’s lyrical imagery is both profoundly personal and intimate.
Commissioned by AUCKLAND LIVE.