Laurel Canyon is one of rock’s most mythic neighbourhoods. This is where Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young first folded their voices into one beautiful harmony; where Zappa welcomed artists including Hendrix and Mick Jagger to parties at his infamous ‘Log Cabin’ in 1968.
Laurel Canyon was the inspiration for the Doors’ Love Street, the Mamas and the Papas’ 12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon), CSNY’s Our House and an entire album by British blues legend John Mayall.
It’s where music-business legends David Geffen, Jac Holtzman and Elliot Roberts helped build the recording careers of the singer-songwriters who defined the very essence of the 60s California sound.
And now The Reals Minus One – Barry Thomson , Dawn Selby and Jason Andrew – are celebrating this iconic venue at the Rhumbelow Theatres in Durban and Pietermaritzburg from November 29 to December 20.
The show features top hits from artists including Joni Mitchell (Big Yellow Taxi), Crosby, Stills and Nash, Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, The Eagles, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt.
The Maritzburg show takes place at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton Road on Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm and 6.30 pm, ahead of the run at the Rhumbelow Durban in Cunningham Avenue from December 4.
Both venues open 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner. Bring food baskets but no drinks. There are cash bars at both venues.