News & Events has been bringing you the news on Joni since the day the website went live in 1996. It's all archived and searchable here. In addition to the news, you can find an archive of "upcoming tributes and events" that have been listed on the site as well.

Most recent news

Lyle Mays passed away this morning in Los Angeles. Lyle was an integral part of Joni's 1979 tour with Pat Metheny, Jaco, Michael Brecker, and Don Alias. He and Pat's hauntingly beautiful transition between Amelia and Hejira stands as one of the enduring highlights of the tour. Lyle was a founding member of the Pat Metheny Group, providing arrangements, orchestration, and the harmonic and metric backbone of the group's musical signature.

Craft Recordings has announced the first-ever vinyl release of Joni’s 2007 album, Shine. Available April 3rd, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI, the acclaimed title includes such tracks as “One Week Last Summer” (which received the 2008 GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental Pop Performance), and an updated version of Mitchell’s iconic 1970 track “Big Yellow Taxi.” More information here.

Hailed as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century, Joni will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. The award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to honor individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in creative application of artistry in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul. More information here.

The Barnes and Noble book store chain has selected MORNING GLORY ON THE VINE to be part of this year’s #BNSignedEditions selection for holiday. Copies of the book, hand-signed by Joni, will be at B&N stores and online starting Saturday, November 16.

For all concerned, know that Joni is safe and sound from the fire threatening the area.

See all news »

Upcoming local tributes and events

Know of an upcoming Joni-related event?

Email the information to us and we'll post it here.

Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, two songwriting legends, created some of the most endearing and lasting music of our time. Anne Carpenter and Peter Calo visit their immense library of music. Performing classics as well as deep tracks alike, join Anne and Peter and special guest John Lissauer, for an evening of great music. More information here.

Our residency every second Wednesday of the month continues at beautiful Pangea in Manhattan's East Village. Join us for great food. full bar, timeless songs by Joni and originals by Hannah A new EP of Hannah's songs is in the works and we're excited about this! More information here.

After rave reviews and sell-out shows at the Queensland Cabaret Festival, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, and at the Bing Studio in Stanford, California, cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt will be touring her award-winning show around Australia and the USA in 2018/2019. In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, explores the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell. More information here.

Multiple generations of musicians and music lovers have been captivated and influenced by the originality of Joni Mitchell as a composer, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist.

Laura Ros, a prestigious and award-winning Argentinean songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, found inspiration in Joni to embark into this world of simple, yet immensely complex melodies, of creative rebellion, of insubordinate guitar tunings, to achieve the sounds only Joni can create.

A massive challenge to the vocal chords, hands, and musical capabilities of any artist.

Accompanied on drums and percussion by Federico Gil Solá (Wire Train, Divididos) and on bass by Alito Spina (Iván Noble, Palo Pandolfo & La Hermandad), Laura sets out to cruise Joni’s repertoire without losing herself in the journey; a difficult task and Laura delivers.

Laura's set features original keys and tunings, as well as guitar adaptations of songs originaly composed on piano and dulcimer. Songs from different eras and albums, including Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, Court & Spark,The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Wild Things Run Fast and Night Ride Home; all this in an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss. More information here.

See all tributes and events »