When JONI MITCHELL appeared on the Canadian folk circuit in the mid 1960’s, few could foresee the vast body of work that she would create and the lasting legacy she would have in popular music, prompting AllMusic to state, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century". This influence is clearly evident when revisiting her masterworks - Blue, Court and Spark, For The Roses, Ladies Of The Canyon and Hejira.
Colleen Brown grew up on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan with her radio tuned to AM frequencies, and has fittingly become a musical chameleon - equally at home behind her piano or guitar, playing an upbeat soul tune or singing a poignant ballad at centre stage. The longtime Albertan, who now splits her time between Edmonton and Vancouver, has seven releases under her own name, with eighth album Winging It arriving in 2022.
Brownhas also been lauded for her collaboration with Edmonton rockers Scenic Route To Alaska under the moniker Major Love, whose debut album (yes, on vinyl!) was released in 2018 on Cowboy Junkies’ imprint Latent Recordings, with a follow-up LP due in early 2023.
Winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs she has enjoyed high rotation on CBC Radio 2, Sirius XM and CKUA Radio Network (across Alberta) amongst others. She has graced stages across Canada and Europe, appearing in performing arts centres, folk clubs and music festivals such as the Bear Creek Folk Festival, Winnipeg’s Interstellar Rodeo, Kingston’s Skeleton Park Arts Fest, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Vancouver Island, Calgary and Edmonton Folk Music Festivals.
Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences and few artists can interpret Mitchell’s catalogue with such intensity, ease and confidence.
‘One of Canada's premiere songwriters. With a voice like a clarion call she's one of our premiere singers, too.’—Judith Lynch, CBC’s First Play
'The talents of this Edmonton-based vocalist shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals...have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs" -Robert Everett-Green, The Globe & Mail
The Dream Café
67 Front Street Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
The Dream Café
There's no need to print your tickets, we will greet you at the door with our guest list for the show.
Doors open 6pm unless otherwise stated.
Kitchen is open from 6-9pm.
Show starts at 8pm, please arrive by 7:30pm to have time to get settled.