A Chronology of Appearances

This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001-2015.
Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his contributions and assistance.
Latest Update: August 15, 2015
Please send comments, corrections or additions to: simon@icu.com

1969.07.07 Mississippi River Festival — Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville, IL

Joni and Arlo Guthrie were the featured performers in a
concert filmed by NET TV. The Aug. 3 broadcast was titled
The Sounds Of Summer–Mississippi River Festival.

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  • <i>A smaller but just as enthusiastic crowd as [Janice] Joplin's was drawn by Arlo Guthrie and Joni Mitchell.  They combined Guthrie's witty guitar talks with Joni's singing.</i> - 1970 Muse Yearbook (SIU Edwardsville) Page 26.
  • <b>The MRF logo</b><br>The two wavy bars represented the Mississippi River. The circle above the river represented the moon, since the concerts were held in the evening.

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I don't think I saw Joni in '69 but I know I saw her at the Mississippi River Festival. She did 2 sets, the first acoustic with numbers from the "Blue" album including "A Case of You" on dulcimer. The second set was with electric backup band. I don't see this concert listed. Is there ay way I can find out the year? Thanks for all the great songs, Joni!

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