Through stories and song, Lauren Fox examines the creative genius–and conflicted desires–of two of folk music’s most enduring artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known about the fellow Canadian artists is that they had a relationship early in their careers that lasted only a few months, but had a lasting effect on their work.
Many have speculated as to why the relationship didn’t last, and that’s what Lauren Fox explores here–BOTH SIDES– through their music, their histories, their triumphs and heartbreaks. Fox delves into the meaning behind the songs, giving us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell’s “Chelsea Morning,” “River” and “Both Sides Now,” and Cohen’s “Suzanne,” “Bird On A Wire” and “Hallelujah.”
Lauren was featured in an article about “the future of cabaret” in the Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times, written by Stephen Holden, the noted Times Music Critic. Holden raved about Lauren’s Joni Mitchell/Leonard Cohen show as “a knock-out…with startling depth and intensity”, “remarkable” “dramatically revealing” and “a spellbinding his-and hers-dialogue… that conjures the hippie culture of the Woodstock era.”
“Remarkable! Enthralling! Spell-binding! A knock-out”…Stephen Holden,The New York Times