What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow 

Ladies of the Canyon: the music of Joni Mitchell and Carole King
NEC's Jordan Hall

Rob Kapilow turns the What Makes it Great? spotlight on the folk and rock music that came out of Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and ‘70s. Along with vocalists Starr Busby and Alaina Ferris and guitarist Ann Klein, he demonstrates what made the place and time so singular and special in the history of American popular music. 

Of the dozens of artists who created and collaborated in the enclave, Kapilow brings forward two brilliant, era-defining singer-songwriters: Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Through examples chosen from King’s Tapestry (1971) and Mitchell’s Clouds (1969), and Ladies of the Canyon (1970), he illustrates the genius of these two artists and the magic of the community that nurtured their iconic works. 

Selections will include “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” "Chelsea Morning," “Both Sides Now,” and more. 

Jordan Hall Venue Information

This performance is generously supported by
Amy & Joshua Boger.

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