The Blue Project

Catherine May and Andrew Allen are joined by Tim Pells (guitar), Michael Allen (percussion) and Mary Pells (cello) for a performance of Joni Mitchell’s Blue album.

Blue is one of the most highly regarded albums of the past 50 years. Many of the songs have become standards and have been performed and recorded countless times. The album is however rarely performed as a whole. Every song is a gem but the striking thing about this album is the way that it makes such a strong cycle of songs. Blue is an intimate and soulful set of songs in which Joni Mitchell spoke directly about her inner thoughts, cares and conflicts. It was met with immediate success when first released in 1971 and has grown in significance over the intervening years.

The first half of the concert will include a selection of songs that set the context for Blue.  The second half of the concert will be a complete performance of all of the songs on the album.  This project has been two years in the planning and after two postponed dates in 2020 and 2021 we are delighted to be finally performing at the Colchester Arts Centre on the 21st January.