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Two-time Obie Award-winning performance artist John Kelly pays tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter legend Joni Mitchell by way of impersonation: he wears a wig and dress while evoking her smoky soprano with his own countertenor. He even plays dulcimer and replicates Mitchell’s signature open-tuning guitar style. Rather than bawdy caricature, Kelly’s performance is a loving tribute, and the songs are beautifully interpreted.

"There's drag and then there's transformation through spiritual osmosis, and that's what John Kelly accomplishes with this tribute... Magnificent." -- New York Times

Added by Perpa_NYC on June 17, 2009

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