Local Tampa radio station WMNF 88.5 FM is putting on You Turn Me On I’m A Radio: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell. The concert will consist of 14 local bands and performers covering Joni Mitchell’s music on Saturday, November 1 from 6:00 PM to midnight, at Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: Lee Courtney, Music Director
CONTACT: Flee@wmnf.org, 727-397-7217
You Turn Me On I’m a Radio: a Tribute to Joni Mitchell
WHEN: Saturday, November 1st, 6pm-Midnight
WHAT: 14 area bands/solo performers do their versions of Joni Mitchell songs
WHERE: Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road (at Nebraska), Tampa
COST: Tickets $12 advance/$15 door
Joni Mitchell is one the most important and influential female recording artists of the 20th century. Mitchell confronted expectations at every turn; innovative, her music evolved from folk into pop, jazz, avant-garde,
and world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980/90s by over a decade. Her music resisted the whims of both mainstream audiences and the male-dominated recording industry. While Mitchell’s records never sold as many as her contemporaries, none experimented with their artistic identities or explored territory outside of the confines of pop music, resulting in a creative legacy which paved the way for future female performers.
To celebrate her legacy and musical diversity, WMNF is presenting 14 bands and/or solo performers ranging in style from Rock to Reggae, Funk to Folk and almost everything in between. All the bands and solo performers will interpret their favorite Joni Mitchell classics in their own style on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa 6pm to Midnight.
WMNF Community Radio – 88.5 FM – www.wmnf.org
1210 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33603-4449