Mitchell Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Grace Griffith,
Carey Creed, Loralyn Coles, and Lori Sumberg, Donna Long, Zan McLeod
Suresh Schlanger, .
Joni Mitchell is a legend in her own time, a tradition unto herself.
IMT celebrates her genius and the extent to which she’s contributed to
music worldwide with tonight’s tribute by some of the metro area’s
outstanding musicians: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, with two
Grammy Awards and 40 WAMMIE Awards for folk, bluegrass and children’s
music, are entertainment incarnate; Grace
Griffith, who has also won numerous WAMMIES, has a voice
of ethereal beauty that brings new dimensions to Joni’s music; Carey Creed’s
sweet and versatile voice won her a WAMMIE for best female gospel
vocalist, and she’s won several song contests for her folk and gospel
songs; MC and songstress Loralyn Coles’ songs have been published
in Sing Out! magazine and recorded by nationally recognized artists;
folksinger/songwriter/guitarist, Lori Sumberg, a
cantorial soloist, has been playing Joni songs for decades. Mark
Suresh Schlanger will accompay her on hand drums and flute. Donna
Long, former piano player with Cherish the Ladies, and Irish
multi-string instrumentalist Zan McLeod will
accompany the Joni singers.