I’m here to give a shout out to my favorite duo:
Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin who put on a fantastic show at the Arts of the Pamlico last night. The show, titled
Joan and Joni
is more than a tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. It’s a walk through history as these two remarkable young women explain how a song came to be or who it was meant for or the general folk history of a Baez classic. Kipyn Martin sounds so much like Joni Mitchell — it’s eerie and amazing. But — she’s her own woman. Being able to “sound” like someone else is a rare gift, especially if the someone else is Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez.
Listen to Kipyn sing an original song on YouTube:
and to listen to Allison Shapira is to become elevated into the moment where sheer talent and incredible melody marry, you are stolen from reality and transferred into a place of comfort and joy.
One of the Joan and Joni videos with Allison Shapira’s amazing voice on YouTube videos:
as always, thanks for not reading (or listening), see you in the funny papers