Lauren Fox, acclaimed vocalist who performed her songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen show last season, will return to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage with a new project Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills and Under the Covers on Saturday, November 23 at 7 PM. The Goodwill Theatre’s 2013-2014 Songbook Series is sponsored by Mondorf & Fenwick CPAs.
Lauren Fox, whose highly praised Joni Mitchell-Leonard Cohen show was considered one of the most artistically ambitious cabaret debuts in years, continues to explore the music of the ’60s and ’70s in a new show, Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills and Under the Covers. Fox reunites with music director Jon Weber on piano, Peter Calo on guitar and Ritt Henn on bass.
In “Canyon Folkies,” Fox explores what could arguably be called the epicenter ’60s folk rock exploration and innovation – the bucolic stretch of hills called Laurel Canyon. The commune-like enclave above the Sunset Strip, which drew the likes Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, became a veritable folk-rock sonic factory. Fox weaves the history of Laurel Canyon and its occupants putting songs into context with stories of relationships and anecdotes of affairs. Together, the songs and the narrative provide a glimpse into the music that defines two decades of the American songbook.
In the Spring of 2012, Lauren was named as the Female Debut Artist of the Year at the annual MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards and Debut Artist of the Year at the 27th Annual Bistro Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in cabaret and jazz. Film credits include: Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Noon Blue Apples (Sundance 2002 premiere), Revolution Summer, Hamill and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Television credits include New Amsterdam and Fringe. Stage credits include Hillbilly Women, directed by Sondra Lee, where her performance as an Appalachian factory worker won critical praise from The New York Times.
“Lauren was recently featured as one of three cabaret artists to watch in the NY Times. Her shows sell out across the country and in Manhattan,” says Goodwill Theatre CEO Naima Kradjian. “We are very lucky to be able to present an artist of this stature and we are very excited to be bringing her back for a second year.”
Tickets for Lauren Fox are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. You can purchase tickets on their website: www.goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors open approximately one hour before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, and a new lot along the side of the building, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net