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Joni Mitchell Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization Last Year

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized last year after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. We’ve had only a few updates on her condition since then — many of them contradictory — but last we heard, she was walking, talking, and seemingly making good progress in her recovery. Last night, she made her first public appearance since the […]

Yorkville’s Riverboat Coffee House, Which Helped Launch Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. As Canada prepares to say goodbye to the beloved Tragically Hip with their nationally televised Kingston show on August 20, it’s an interesting time to reflect on Canada’s homegrown talent and famous jam spots. Show More Summary

Ballet Company Still Reeling Financially Three Years After Cancelled Joni Mitchell Project

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“On the heels of a series of successful pop productions, [Alberta Ballet] was working for a second time with singer Joni Mitchell, working to stage a production based on her love songs.” But an artistic disagreement with Mitchell and the consequent cancellation “cost [the company] about a million dollars … in single ticket sales that […]

Portland singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman collaborates with Jherek Bischoff for debut LP (listen)

Portland, OR singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman cites Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Serge Gainsbourg as musical influences, all of which can be heard on her upcoming album Didn't Go to the Party Continue reading…

Luminato Festival Finds A Striking Venue And An Organizing Idea

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In its 10-year run, Toronto’s Luminato Festival has had lots of Whats – celebrated events such as last year’s Apocalypsis, the Joni Mitchell tribute of a few years past, shows by performance artist Marina Abramovic and many other first-rate attractions. But it’s always lacked a Why – a central idea or theme that has been […]

Elizabeth Wills – Every Little Star

2 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost an important component of American music.  In the 70’s, as solo artists, Joni Mitchell and Carol King defined popular music every bit as much as Zeppelin or the Stones.  Fast forward a couple of decades and Sarah McLachlan and Jewel were the flag-bearers.  Nowadays, Shawn Colvin […]

Joni Mitchell: 15 Great Artists Influenced by the 'Blue' Singer

"The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. "At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the...

Power Hour: 60 minutes of Joni Mitchell’s jazzy, folky stories of romantic independence

Power Hour creates one tight 60-minute set from a musician’s discography or a genre, picking both big hits and deeper cuts. For all the losses we’ve suffered in 2016, we can take comfort in this: Joni Mitchell is still with us. A year ago, that seemed unlikely. Show More Summary

Battle of the Procrastinators: 'Game of Thrones' is really about how we waste time

Obligatory warning: Here be mild spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6, episode 8.  There couldn't be a stranger place to start a story about Game of Thrones than by talking about a Joni Mitchell song. But given that this is also a story...Show More Summary

Watch Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph Do Impeccable Joni Mitchell Impressions, and Teach You How to Do Your Own

Last night on Maya and Marty, the new Maya Rudolph/Martin Short variety series, Rudolph sat down with Tina Fey to serenade the audience — or tried to sit down with Tina Fey to serenade the audience. You see, in the vein of an old-timey variety series, Rudolph wanted to have the musical moment happen with each comedian/serenader […]

Lukas Graham

Balancing old and new-school soul with Bruno Mars panache, this Danish singer's debut is a fine argument for pop optimism. His string-buoyed hit "7 Years" collapses Joni Mitchell's "The Circle Game" into the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" for a life-journey meditation. "Drunk in the Morning" is a piano-and-brass-driven booty call...

Improving the Lives of Women From Two Different Sides

Years ago Joni Mitchell sang about looking "at life from both sides now." With apologies to Mitchell, that's exactly how I felt recently in a 24-hour period...I saw two sides of the efforts to improve the lives of women and girls - efforts that are literally worlds apart. Show More Summary

Watch Prince Cover Bowie’s “Heroes”

Prince played two shows in Toronto on the Piano & A Microphone tour, and his sets featured a series of covers: the artist performed his take on David Bowie’s “Heroes,” along with Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You,” Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus & Lucy,” and Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain.” Watch recordings of the covers at Pitchfork.

Facing Down The Paradigm: John Craigie At Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA (SHOW REVIEW)

“Let’s get one thing straight: Bob Dylan never played here Joni Mitchell never sang here Dr. King never preached here This is a new stage This is a new space And even if they had What would it matter anyway? ‘Cause the ghosts of theShow More Summary

Back To The Garden

Saffron Fields Vineyard Yamhill Carlton AVA Willmatte Valley Oregon "And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden," wrote Joni Mitchell, but I always hear the urgency of Crosby, Stills and Nash when I think of these words. Today I arrived back in Oregon for the Oregon Wine Symposium right on the heels of finishing Premiere Napa Valley. Show More Summary

Sex, Death, and Understanding in Paul Lisicky’s ‘The Narrow Door’

Everybody loves an origin story: the loss that fueled Joni Mitchell, for instance, or the difficulties with Gauguin that led to Van Gogh’s undoing. We love to see story of the mud and blood that come together to sculpt the artists we read and idolize. Show More Summary

Glenn Frey: 20 Essential Songs

"In the beginning, we were the underdogs," Glenn Frey once said of the Eagles' formative days on the L.A. rock scene of the early Seventies. "Being in close proximity to Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills and Nash, this unspoken thing was created between Henley and me, which said, 'If...

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