Joni Mitchell’s sixth album, 1974’s “Court and Spark,” was an immediate commercial and critical success—and remains her most successful album to date. “Help Me,” (Joni’s only top 10 single), “Raised on Robbery,” and “Free Man in Paris” are the best known songs from the album but just as notable was the shift in her songwriting to include elements of funk, rock and modern jazz.
In keeping with the tradition of Classic Albums Live at Patchogue Theatre, the members of The Joni Project are all active in other musical projects and gather periodically to bring fresh interpretation to Joni's legendary tunes from her many eras and genres; particularly from her mid-career jazz infused songs.
We are pleased to welcome back three members of the band who have performed at PTPA before; multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Katie Pearlman on guitar & vocals, Dave Berg on guitar and Mark Mancini on keyboards. They are joined by Dan Ehrlich on bass and Alan Lerner on drums. They’ve played some songs from “Court & Spark” in the past, but are excited by the challenge of performing this entire album live.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” was released in 1977 and became one of the best selling albums of all time, winning the 1978 Grammy for Album of the Year.
The songs“Go Your Own Way,” "Dreams,” “Don't Stop,” and “You Make Loving Fun” were the top singles and are still staples of music radio, movie soundtracks and more.“Rumours” won immediate critical acclaim, and is still widely recognized for its songwriting, production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists.
Albums We Love performed “Led Zeppelin IV” at the first Classic Albums Live and won rave reviews for their performance. The group is a collection of extremely talented local musicians hailing from various other projects. Every year for the past 5 years, they’ve gotten together to painstakingly learn and meticulously re-create a classic album. Bill Donnelly (drums) Daniel Donnelly (guitar & vocals) Mike Finno (bass) Cassandra House (vocals) Steven Lucas (guitar & vocals) Michele Martin (vocals & percussion) Damien Pagan (keys, horns & vocals) are excited to bring Rumours to our stage.