Merideth Kaye Clark Performs Joni Mitchell’s BLUE Album, on March 27, 2019, at 7:30pm at the Studio Theatre at the Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue). Clark will perform Joni Mitchell’s iconic BLUE album from beginning to end while playing the guitar and dulcimer, accompanied by Mont Chris Hubbard on piano and violin. This emotionally resonant performance will give Joni Mitchell fans the opportunity to experience the album anew, while conjuring the magic and memories of their initial encounter with this timeless music about love and loss. Ethereal songstress Raine Hamilton will open the evening with her prism-clear vocals, accompanied by violin, guitar, cello, and double bass to create a resonant chamber folk sound.
“Joni Mitchell has been a huge influence throughout my career as both a singer and songwriter,” says Clark about her idea to perform BLUE. “I’ve always felt a strong connection to her music. Her 10-song album is a deep reflection of her whirlwind romantic relationships and beautifully conveys the intricate mix of joy, passion, and heartache people often feel when they fall in and out of love. Every time I listen to BLUE, I draw new inspiration from Mitchell’s poetry — I invite audience members to rediscover their own connections to her breathtaking music by listening to this entire body of work performed live.”
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Clark earned a Master’s degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Clark is a multi-instrumentalist and plays anything with strings, most notably the guitar and viola.
A nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. Her much-lauded music draws from many genres including folk, jazz, classical, pop, and rock. Her debut album, Song To A Seagull, was released in 1968, launching a stratospheric career that gave rise to 17 albums and numerous accolades. Among many honours over her lifetime, Mitchell was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1981. She continues to make occasional concert appearances, while focusing on her lifelong passion for painting.
Released in 1971, BLUE is Mitchell’s fourth album, comprised of a stunning suite of songs about romantic disillusionment that stands as a classic in the confessional singer/songwriter genre.
Merideth Kaye Clark
When: March 27, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre
Tickets: From $39 tickets.surrey.ca