When Kipyn Martin performed for Fiddle & Bow on July 1st she did several covers of Joni Mitchell songs which absolutely blew us away. She has to be one of the finest interpreters of Mitchell's songs working today. When she and Allison Shapira met at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference in 2013 Allison was what she refers to as a "recovering opera singer" become songwriter. The two ladies soon realized how much their own songwriting had been influenced by their two musical heroes and the 60's Folk Revival and the tribute show was born. It mixes covers of songs by Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell and originals inspired by them.
In 2015 Kipyn Martin was honored with the New Artist of the Year award by the Washington Area Music Association and in 2016 she and Allison were both nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist and Kipyn was nominated for Songwriter of the Year. This should be a really special show featuring two fine singer/songwriters paying tribute to two legends of the Folk Revival.
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