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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Tribute at Fogartyville in Sarasota

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Joni Adno and Friends will pay tribute to Joni Mitchell on Sunday, December 18 at 7pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.  The songs of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell are among the most sublime musical landscapes of human emotion ever created. Mitchell’s unique musical and lyrical gifts are an unprecedented marriage of intimacy and universality, creating a sound that is incomparable, yet relatable to all.  Joni Adno says, “As a young girl, I learned so much of what I know now from listening non-stop to Joni Mitchell’s songs about life, love and people so I feel it’s important to carry on the wisdom and beauty her music brings. There’s a whole generation that doesn’t know who she is, so I’m hoping to continue the Joni legend and bring her some new admirers, plus entertain the old timers like myself.” Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for non-members, with student tickets priced at $9. Advance tickets are available online at WSLR or by calling 941-894-6469.

The Joni Project is comprised of Joni Adno (lead vocals, piano and guitar); Joe Brunoon bass, Bob Miner on saxophone, WSLR’s own Art Siegel on drums and Dr. Jon Godfrey on guitar. Recreating tunes from Mitchell’s most prolific periods in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, the band is dedicated to ensuring that the music of Mitchell continues to be enjoyed and discovered for generations to come.

Joni Adno has been singing since she can remember. Encouraged by her drummer/vocalist father, she began singing duets with her imaginary friend Ricky Nelson on the front porch when she was 4, then graduated to the Presbyterian Choir, junior and senior high chorus.  Piano lessons turned into a degree from the University of North Florida in Music Education with a Piano Minor. She sang for friends, weddings, and private affairs until 2005 when her dream of being in a real band came true and she joined up with the Sarasota band Big Night Out, playing keyboards and singing Latin, Pop, and Motown favorites.  

Photo from Fogartyville

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