Before 2013, Badass Rescue’s executive director, Krista Almqvist, was a nanny for child actors, which is not unlike wrangling high-energy pups but is definitely, well, not the same thing. At the time, Almqvist’s involvement with animal rescue was limited: She and her husband wanted to adopt a dog, so...
With the strokes of a guitar solo, Joni Mitchell showed us how our female music elders are super punks
The iconic Joni Mitchell’s recent surprise performance at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival prompted a world-wide outpouring of love and respect. This was her first musical performance since suffering from a brain aneurysm in 2015 that left her unable to walk and talk. Last year, she spoke of having polio as a child as “a rehearsal for the rest of my life”. The tributes for Mitchell celebrated her triumph from illness to recovery, but they also paid homage to Mitchell’s career that has pivoted on protest. Mitchell is largely associated with folk scenes of the 60s and 70s. She...
Joni Mitchell recently made her return to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival prompting the ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ podcast to explore the roots of her career and recognize her ability to remain relevant and admired for decades
LIMA — Joni and Jazz, a jazz and pop concert featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Every Body Art Show pop-up gallery, 516 N. Main St., Lima. The concert will feature musicians Jeffery Yoder and Wendy Chappell-Dick, along with pianist...
Click here to read the full article. In the continual reordering of the popular-music canon, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Joni Mitchell’s complex, emotive, cerebral, ever-evolving music is ranking higher than ever. Her 1971 album Blue landed in the Top Three on Rolling Stone‘s most recent ranking of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and artists from Taylor Swift to Harry Styles to Mitski to Phoebe Bridgers have been dropping her name for years. And when Mitchell recently returned to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival for her first performance since a near-fatal 2015 aneurysm, it broke the...
(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Vogel presents Emily Grove’s Joni Jam: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell on October 23 at 7:00pm. On the heels of Joni Mitchell’s first public performance in more than two decades comes this special show, which celebrates and brings to life the rich and diverse music of the great Joni Mitchell in a way that only Emily Grove and her uniquely talented musical friends can.
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Talk with any singer/songwriter today, and we’d bet that more times than not, Joni Mitchell’s name will pop up in conversation. Her legacy is difficult to quantify, but it can be found in nearly every corner of today’s music. This is partially due to the fact that when she first started her career, she was releasing music in the midst of a male-dominated rock era as a female folk artist. She took little note of the status quo.
‘I cheered and someone glared at me for the noise’. It was my first concert, at the RDS Main Hall in Dublin in early 1983. I’d recently bought her then-new LP Wild Things Run Fast. I remember cheering when one of the new songs came on and someone next to me glared at me for the noise. I risked taking my camera in and got some photos – the one below is the only one I can locate. I don’t remember much else of the concert after almost 40 years. At the time I was living in a small Irish midlands town due to my job, but I made the effort to drive down in my new (to me) Mini on my first long road trip to Dublin. What still rankles when I recall the concert was the theft of my concert programme as I always retain them. Tom Kenny, 62, retired bank official, Ashbourne, Ireland.
Newport Folk has long been a place where legendary moments are formed. The festival achieved yet another moment in its storied history last weekend when Joni Mitchell joined Brandi Carlile during the festival’s closing jam, marking the iconic songwriter’s first return to the festival in over half a century and first public live performance in decades. Brandi & Co. gave us a moment we all needed. Hearing Joni’s words and calming, dulcet tones was a balm for an uncertain society; a collective pause for us to reflect on time and its passing, and how different the world looks since the last time Joni played this stage.
Joni Mitchell - Newport Folk Festival 2022 - Photo by Jim Brock. We were most fortunate to have two veteran photojournalists, Anthony Mulcahy and Jim Brock, in the photo pit for the phenomenal, unforgettable, high-water mark that was the 2022 Newport Folk Festival, the epitome of roots music festivals. As both Mulcahy and Brock have attended the festival on numerous occasions, they know their way around, and they were able to capture photos you will not see anywhere else. Those photos include portrait sessions of select artists by Mulcahy.
Elle has an online video series they do called “Song Association,” where they get a musician, give them some single-word prompts, and have them quickly sing/rap whatever song comes to mind. The latest participant is Maggie Rogers and her guest spot yielded some impromptu, truncated, a capella covers of Britney Spears, Joni Mitchell, and others.
Big Papi leads Baseball Hall of Fame class and Joni Mitchell shines at Newport | Hot off the Wire podcast
In this bonus episode of Hot off the Wire, we look back at some of the top headlines from the week in the world of sports and entertainment. In baseball, David Ortiz was among the greats inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joni Mitchell surprised fans at the Newport Folk...