JONI MITCHELL'S "FOR THE ROSES" We will be celebrating Joni's 72nd birthday this year by performing her 1972 "For the Roses" album in its entirety plus some other gems from her extensive songbook. Barnaby Finch will be joining us on piano along with Mo Mullins on backing vocals and guitar.
Robin Adler - vocals, Dave Blackburn - guitars, Joshua White - electric piano, Tripp Sprague - sax, Duncan Moore - drums Rob Thorsen - bass We will be performing Joni Mitchell's MINGUS album in Stephens Hall with San Diego's top jazz musicians.
The Piano Music of Joni Mitchell Robin - vocals, Barnaby Finch - piano Dave Blackburn - guitars and percussion.
ROBIN ADLER & MUTTS OF THE PLANET present BLUE and BEYOND The Songs of Joni Mitchell July 11, 2015 @ 8 PM Since 2005, vocalist Robin Adler, guitarist Dave Blackburn and their band, Mutts of the Planet, have been performing the music of Joni Mitchell to packed audiences in the US and Europe. For their debut at Villa Jenkins House Concerts they are proud to present a performance of Joni Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece, Blue, in its entirety, and a second set of her music drawn from both early and later periods in her fascinating career. Expect to be transported by the beautiful music of one of the greatest living composers. For four years in a row, Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet have been chosen for his top ten “best San Diego concerts of the year” list by music reviewer Robert Bush, who also writes: "The next best thing to seeing Joni Mitchell herself is catching Mutts of the Planet." San Diego Reader - Robert Bush "It's like discovering Joni Mitchell all over again, they are THAT good.” Pat - CD customer The Band Robin Adler lead vocals Dave Blackburn guitars Rick Schmidt pedal steel Ed Kornhauser piano
We'll be performing Joni Mitchell's 1979 Jazz album MINGUS and it feature San Diego's top jazz artists, including Joshua White, Tripp Sprague, Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore, Dave Blackburn and Robin Adler.
Sounds Like: Joni Mitchell
Label: Righteous Ride Records
Manager: Dave Blackburn
Bio: Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet are a group formed with the single purpose of performing the repertoire of Canadian composer Joni Mitchell. In various configurations from a guitar/voice duo up to a nine-piece lineup they present Mitchell's huge repertoire, from its early acoustic beginnings t...See Full Bio
“Since Mitchell’s singing days are over, Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet just might be the finest repertory band in the contiguous United States, and I seriously doubt that Hawaii or Alaska has anyone that can touch them either. Adler and crew (captained by her husband, Dave Blackburn, a remarkable guitarist, engineer and transcriptionist) are devoted to keeping the music of Joni Mitchell alive, and they do this by reproducing entire albums with a slavish devotion bordering on the obsessive. Mitchell’s masterpiece “Hejira” is therefore rendered faithfully on their latest recording, “Hejira Live,” captured in stunning fidelity at the acoustically pristine Carlsbad Village Theatre on June 1. Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet are the next best thing to the fantasy of hearing Joni do this material live. “Hejira Live” is a must-have for fans of Mitchell’s enduring music.”