Saturday, April 11, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Joni Mitchell

As many Joni Mitchell fans know the singer was hospitalized earlier this month. Since she has had health issues and her name starts with J she is my choice for my blog subject.

She is a great songwriter. To call her a folk singer would be an injustice. Her guitar playing which featured many alternative guitar tunings even influenced Jimmy Page. Her music stretched to other genres including jazz. She is an artist not just with music but with her paintings as well.

Here is vintage Joni performing "Both Sides Now"

Here she performs "Coyote" with Jaco Pastorius

An interview with her from 2014...

Below is her song "Circle Game"

I hope she gets better! Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!


Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I hate she's having such a rough time of it health wise.

Both Sides Now is my favorite song by her.
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Dixie@dcrelief said...

Fabulous tribute, Mike.
I wish her good health.
Loved the interview (smile).

Stephen Tremp said...

I used to really like Joni Mitchell. So many good songs and a voice like an angel.

Stephen Tremp
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Liz A. said...

I hadn't heard. I hope she gets better soon.

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

Jemima Pett said...

To call a lot of 'folk singers' folk singers does them an injustice - but yes, I totally agree with you re Joni. Here's hoping she recovers.

Stephanie Faris said...

So sorry she was hospitalized. I didn't hear about that. She's still fairly youngish, right? I still picture her as young, anyway, although I know she's older than I am and I'm in my 40s!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

I really like Joni Mitchell and her wonderful songs. Hope she gets well and keeps on singing!

Misha Gericke said...

Both Sides Now is one of my favorite songs. Sorry to hear she's in hospital. :-/