Singer/songwriter Colleen Brown will sing from the Joni Mitchell Songbook at a Central Music Festival show Oct. 28 at the Elks Hall in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Singer/songwriter Colleen Brown will sing from the Joni Mitchell Songbook at a Central Music Festival show Oct. 28 at the Elks Hall in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Songs from the Joni Mitchell Songbook will be performed by Colleen Brown in Red Deer

Having topped college radio charts and toured in Europe, Edmonton singer/songwriter Colleen Brown will be performing next week in Red Deer.

Brown will sing selections from the Joni Mitchell Songbook at the Elks Hall on Oct. 28, in a show presented by the Central Music Festival.

Having grown up on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Brown has been hugely influenced by Mitchell. The creator of Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi, The Circle Game and many other tunes, stands out as one of the most important female songwriters of our time, as evidenced by Mitchell’s landmark albums Blue, Ladies of the Canyon and Hejira.

Brown is also equally at home behind a guitar or piano. She has six solo releases out. Her newest album is Winging It. The multi-instrumentalist has created a break-up album full of haunting vocals and unpredictable sonic turns — from the edgy guitar riffs on What’s Old is New to the flute and electric piano on As the Crow Flies. Her ballad The Practice tries to summarize a life spent trying to love well, but still falling short of the mark.

Brown, who’s seen her previous album Direction top college radio charts and get plenty of air play on CBC, has been touring at home and abroad. Having opened for Don McLean, Jim Cuddy, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright and many other artists, she looks forward to performing in Red Deer on her latest Quebec to Alberta tour.

For more information about the show, please visit centralmusicfest.com.

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