Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker

Another must have …

“Morning Glory on the Vine”—a collection of drawings and watercolors that are paired with handwritten lyrics and bits of poetry—feels like an extension of Mitchell’s already considerable reach.

Source: Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker

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Brandi Carlile Soars In Performing Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ In Los Angeles

This is heady stuff. My favorite saluted and interpreted by yet another favorite.

However, as everyone knows, the higher the risk, often times the greater the rewards can be. And Carlile proved that tonight, delivering a performance for the ages that will be remembered as much in her career as a landmark moment as it will be looked upon as a tribute to Mitchell’s greatness.

Source: Brandi Carlile Soars In Performing Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ In Los Angeles

 

The Chirp at Isle of Wight 

August 29, 1970 ~ The Isle of Wight Festival hits its stride on Day 4 of 5, with performances by Miles Davis, The Doors and The Who. Joni Mitchell’s set is interrupted by a hippie named Yogi Joe who has to be removed by security. Some of the hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival are there to protest its consumerism, believing that music should be free. When Yogi Joe comes on stage, it’s peaceful at first – he and Mitchell are acquainted. But when he starts banging on the congas, Mitchell asks him to leave, which is when he grabs the microphone and goes on a rant while as Mitchell plays on.

The crowd begins to show its displeasure with Joni, but she not only stays on stage, but chides the audience. “You’re acting like tourists,” she says. “Give us some respect.”

They do, listening quietly as she finishes her set.

Source: The Chirp at Isle of Wight – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

The Woodstock Show

August 19, 1969 ~ Mere hours after the epic festival, Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival that took place over the weekend. Joni Mitchell, who skipped the festival to make sure she could keep her appearance on the show, performs a song she wrote about it called “Woodstock” and also “Chelsea Morning.” The Jefferson Airplane appear, too, and Grace more than a few times calls Dick Cavette “Jim.” Finally, Cavette responds, “You’ve got to learn my name, Miss, Joplin!”

EASY ED’S BROADSIDE: A Look Back at ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ – No Depression

The Man In Black did more to cross-pollinate musical genres that just about anyone in the business. Maybe that’s why Rick Rubin teamed with him later?

Between its debut on June 7, 1969, and until its end on March 31,1971, there were 58 episodes taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Along for the ride with Cash was his wife, June, The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and The Tennessee Three.

Source: EASY ED’S BROADSIDE: A Look Back at ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ – No Depression