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Joni graces the cover of the newest edition of UNCUT - the UK music magazine - released today. "50 years after the release of her debut album, Uncut tells the full story of the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s remarkable rise to fame – from the Newport Folk Festival, via New York clubs to the hillside cottages of Laurel Canyon. 'She was stunningly good, right off the bat,' says David Crosby." For those who can't find it in stores, the digital edition is available.

The cover of Susan Whitall's new book "Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell" has been revealed. The book will be released on November 6, the day before Joni's 75th birthday. We'll keep you posted!

 

 

 

 

In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to contribute. Artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated in the resulting book entitled "Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen". There is a photo of Joni included in the book taken by Jim Marshall that we had not seen before!

Verve and UMe will reissue Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters for its 10th anniversary this Friday, December 15. The original album, mostly featuring songs of Joni Mitchell, will be paired with a bonus EP of four additional recordings from the sessions. Two of them – covers of “A Case of You” and “All I Want” – were previously only available on an Amazon-exclusive pressing of the album, while the other pair, “Harlem In Havana” and “I Had a King,” were exclusive to iTunes. More information here.

The multiple fires threatening southern California have forced nearly 200,000 people in the Los Angeles and Ventura areas to evacuate. Those concerned about Joni can rest assured that she is safe and out of harm's way.

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Upcoming local tributes and events

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This group of like minded musicians, who love and respect the work of Joni Mitchell, started off as a tribute band, but evolved into another way to experience Joni Mitchell's music through the talents of each musician in this band. The sound you hear is each musician reflecting their personal experience of Joni’s music over the last 40 years. Their interpretation of each song is like a recipe handed down from generation to generation; another seasoning added to make it their own.

Allyson Paige has made a name for herself throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a result of her powerful voice and exceptional ability to deliver table-pounding performances and raw emotional power to any song that she sings. The inherent beauty and soulfulness of her voice lends itself to ALL styles of music. The first business cards she created for herself as a teenager said, "Allyson Paige. I can sing it." Simply stated, truth in advertising. Allyson hails from the Sonoma County wine country north of San Francisco where her roots in classic rock led her talents into a successful career, which has cut across many musical swaths including: classic rock, blues, folk, jazz and country.

Chris Stafford - Guitar, Ed Castro - Bass, John Christensen - Keys, Brad McKeague - Drums

When and where: Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m.at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol

Tickets/Registration here. General Admission ADV: $15 / Door Admission: $20

Don’t Give Yourself Away
Vince Mendoza, conductor
Sarah Slean, vocalist

In the early 2000s, arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza went in to the studio with Joni Mitchell to record two albums: “Both Sides Now” and “Travelogue” – the SSO is thrilled to present Don’t Give Yourself Away to celebrate the music of Joni Mitchell.

Joni Mitchell’s career crossed musical boundaries, challenged musical ideas, and spoke to the human race in an intimate, personal, political, and profound way. One of the true maverick’s of musical arts, her music and lyrics had a lasting impact on generations of music makers and music lovers.

It is a pleasure to present the first concert experience of these arrangements with their arranger on stage with us. The night is dedicated to the iconic Joni Mitchell in gratitude for the inspiration she has given the musical community.

7:30PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8
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The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist's back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

Your Host MIA SHEARD and guests:
Alex Samaras, Colleen Brown, Dana Sipos, Kevin Fox, Jeremy Fisher.

and the band:
Chris Gartner (bass)
David Restivo (piano)
Ernie Tollar (woodwinds)
Joel Schwartz (guitar)
Ryan Granville- Martin (drums)
More information: March 2, March 3.

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