Chicks With Dip is a songwriter circle consisting of extremely talented female singer/songwriters. A few of them co-founded a coffeehouse series at the St. John’s Lutheran Christopher Street Church. How they came up with the name Christopher Street Coffeehouse is still a mystery.
In addition to providing incredible music on a regular (pretty much weekly) basis, the Chicks come together as a full ensemble to do good works. Last night was one such gathering. Our previous time at the Christopher Street Coffeehouse was for a benefit for one of their own members, Victoria Lavington. I covered that event in this post.
This time, the Chicks got together to raise money for the Coffeehouse itself. They donated their time and talent. There was quite a large crowd, so this was a very successful effort.
They chose to honor the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s release of Blue as the theme for the evening.
We went for a few reasons:
- We like to support good causes
- We like to hear and support talented people
- It’s been way too long since we’ve seen Sharon Goldman, Carolann Solebello and Victoria Lavington perform
Unfortunately, while I love a number of Joni Mitchel songs, not a single one of them is on the Blue album. I’m not a fan. That didn’t stop me from coming out to support them anyway.
Here is the program, cover, inside and back cover:
Rather than have me share my impressions, I saw the following review in my Facebook stream. He’s in love with the Blue album, and knows all of the Chicks well, so you’re way better off reading his take and enjoying his photos. Bonus points if you can spot Lois in one of his photos.
Lois took a ton of pictures, some of which came out OK, but since the photos in the above link are better lit and taken from closer up, I’ll leave you with a single shot from the big finale, where everyone joined in to sing Big Yellow Taxi: