When: Sat., May 20, 8 p.m. 2017
Joni Mitchell’s seminal 1971 album Blue is generally referred to as one of the greatest folk albums of all time. And it’s not just critics who think so. Countless artists have released their own versions of its various tracks, such as James Blake’s “A Case of You,” Rufus Wainwright’s “All I Want” and James Taylor’s “River.” Providence, R.I.’s Arc Iris are fans, too. But the art-pop trio has gone further than dabbling in the odd cover. Led by Jocie Adams (ex-the Low Anthem), the group has reimagined and reconstructed the entire album, replacing Mitchell’s understated acoustics with electronic samples, analog synths and intrepid experimentalism. Arc Iris present their take on Blue this Saturday, May 20, at ArtsRiot in Burlington.