The sweet sounds of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell will make their way to Succasunna's Investors Bank Theater on Saturday night May 5.
The show is being presented by the Roxbury Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization devoted to offering arts of all kinds to the region. Doors for this show open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8.
Joan & Joni is a tribute to these two fabulous singers performed by singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. In a musical journey from the 60s to today, Allison and Kipyn demonstrate during their performance the effect Joan and Joni have had on their own musical development as modern musicians.
Kipyn Martin is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer who recently found her authentic voice as a folksinger and songwriter. In March 2016, Allison and Kipyn were each nominated by the Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMMIES) for best contemporary folk vocalist and Kipyn was nominated for songwriter of the year.
Allison and Kipyn's power comes from their authenticity as performers; they touch people not just through their music but also through their passion and drive to inspire and connect with their audience. They perform a collection of timeless songs by Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell and reveal a few hidden gems from Joan and Joni's respective albums.
By weaving Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell's themes together with their own individual messages, Allison and Kipyn place an important part of American history in a modern context.