This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
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Latest Update: August 3, 2020
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Joni, Smokey Robinson and Lieber & Stoller were presented
with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy
of Songwriters. Joni also performed four songs accompanied
by drummer Brian Blade (drums) and Daryl Johnson (bass).
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National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award
On Wednesday evening, December 11, Joni, Smokey Robinson and Lieber & Stoller were presented with their Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy of Songwriters. Smokey was ill and unable to attend the event but his old group The Miracles performed two of his songs and his ex-wife accepted the award for him. Tom Petty introduced Lieber & Stoller and a few of their songs were performed. Graham Nash gave a glowing introduction to Joni, and in her acceptance speech Joni said that this honor from fellow songwriters made her feel very humble, but that the feeling was difficult for her because she's usually so arrogant. She got a huge laugh for that statement. Joni then performed 4 songs: "Just Like This Train" and "Love Puts On A New Face," accompanied by her drummer Brian Blade and bassist Daryl Johnson from the Daniel Lanois band; "Hejira" with just Brian Blade; and a solo encore of "The Magdalene Laundries" accompanied by only her Parker Fly guitar and it's VG-8 computer brain hook-up.
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