“There was something about the performances on Sunday that evoked in me some kind of lifelong flashback of Joni's life and accomplishments.”
“Received your CD today. This Cd is superb!!!!!!!!!! Everything on it is in great taste! The players, the vocals, the charts ! Great harmonic concepts & structures!! Each song is done beautifully. You all should be very proud of this. SHE should hear this. Kudos to all!!!!!!!!! m”
“I have to say Safaris to the Heart is truly wonderful and if anybody reading
this has not got this CD...why? get it now. Robin's voice is superb and the
tracks they cover make for a very interesting and representative
The first time i played it the opening of Rainy Night House gave me goose
bumps it was so gorgeous and from there it just got better.
Thanks to Robin, Dave and Mutts of the Planet for a very valuable and
beautiful addition to the catalogue of Joni covers, it is a credit to her
“I got the joy once again of hearing Dave & Robin perform their Songs of Joni
Mitchell show. My God, they sounded even better than before and I can't
believe that's possible. Wonderful arrangements with lots of musical
surprises and top-notch talent. Thank you guys so much for putting your
hearts and souls into this music. I thought last night this just has to
continue to be put out there for people to keep hearing and absorbing. Of
course after lo these many, many years of taking it all in, it runs through
me like "holy wine." But people need to keep getting exposed to that level
of musicianship and writing from Joni. It just doesn't exist anywhere else.
And to hear/see it performed at that high level is just such a treat.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, all! See you at the next performance.
(And everyone has to bring two new people to keep expanding the listener
“Safaris is a masterpiece! I was late for work this morning; I couldn't tear myself away. I just sat in my car in the parking lot, mesmerized.”
“Robin Adler is anything but a Joni Mitchell clone. Her voice is not like the stratospheric soprano of Joni’s early work. It does not have the smoky quality of Joni’s later recordings either. It is a unique, nuanced, expressive instrument that is a pleasure to listen to. Somehow, without compromising her own musical personality, she manages to tap into the heart, soul, guts and nerves of Joni Mitchell’s melodies and lyrics.”
"it's like discovering Joni Mitchell all over again, they are THAT good."
“Robin Adler obviously has a deep connection to this material. Her expressive, flexible vocals show a tremendous respect for Joni’s songs while adding her own unique and special touch. Somehow she performs the amazing feat of keeping the spirit of the songs intact while making them her own. And, in some instances, she achieves a level of soulful intensity that transcends the originals.”
“Adler’s expansive vocal range is effectively tapped, as she easily segues from the high soprano notes Mitchell was known for earlier in her career to the rich lower register she developed in maturity.
San Diego Union Tribune