Shaped by the cultural and sexual revolutions of the sixties and changing attitudes about woman’s place in the world, our six female singer-songwriters helped shape some of those changes with their lyrics and lifestyles, which set examples of independence and growth away from the shackles of subservient earlier generations. “Stop in the Name of Love” pleading with the two-timing boyfriend to “Come Back” would be replaced by “It’s Too Late” and “You’re So Vain (You Probably Think This Song Is About You)”.
In a live music-spiced examination of this cultural phenomenon, singing duo Bill Bowen and Joan Friedenberg, who perform professionally as the PinkSlip Duo, retrace the steps of these female music legends — and bring you with them. Slides illustrate as the inspiring presentation wends its way through the lives of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Carly Simon and Carole King, with commentary that recalls both their challenges and stunning achievements. Their most popular songs are sung in harmony-rich arrangements with lyrics projected for audience sing-along for an educational and nostalgic journey.