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Joni is opening her vault for the first time to create the Joni Mitchell Archives, a new series of boxed set releases that will span the next several years, featuring deep dives into unreleased content from different eras of her storied career. Joni has been intimately involved in producing the archive series, lending her vision and personal touch to every element of the project. The first set is being officially announced today, to be released October 30. Click the new STORE link above for special exclusive website offers.

Annie Ross of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross died today in New York City. She was 4 days shy of her 90th birthday. In a 1986 interview, Joni stated that "...friends of mine who were older than me and in college began talking about Lambert, Hendricks and Ross as the hottest new sound in jazz. Their record flipped me out, but it was already out of print. I had to finally buy it off somebody and pay a lot, maybe fifteen dollars, which was unheard of at that time. But you couldn't get the record anywhere. Lambert, Hendricks and Ross were my Beatles. In high school, theirs was the record I wore thin, the one I knew all the words to."

In 1952, Ross met Prestige Records owner Bob Weinstock, who asked her to write lyrics to a jazz solo in a similar way to King Pleasure, a practice that would later be known as vocalese. The next day, she presented him with the song "Twisted", a treatment of saxophonist Wardell Gray's 1949 composition of the same name- a song Joni later recorded on the Court and Spark album.

Superstars (including Joni) and rising stars band together to ask Congress to support independent music venues across the country in the quest to #SaveOurStages.

"Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 90% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again."

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Kiki includes tunes from the early years of "Blue" and "Song to a Seagull," then explores Joni's jazzy side with cuts from her "Mingus" record and "Wild Things Run Fast." Enjoy classics like “Both Sides Now,” "Woodstock", "River" and “Case of You” as well as deep tracks like “Blonde in the Bleachers" and "Michael From Mountains"; then sing along to favorites like “Big Yellow Taxi”, Raised on Robbery" and “Free Man in Paris". More information here.

Two Canadian folk music icons that changed the course of musical history on the world scene: one, a prairie girl with small town roots; the other from the Jewish community in Montreal. Both artists had a lot to say and an abundance of extraordinary talent. Emerging from the folk music renaissance of the early 1960’s as solo artists armed primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, how did they influence each other? What is their legacy? More info.

Kiki includes tunes from the early years of "Blue" and "Song to a Seagull," then explores Joni's jazzy side with cuts from her "Mingus" record and "Wild Things Run Fast." Enjoy classics like “Both Sides Now,” "Woodstock", "River" and “Case of You” as well as deep tracks like “Blonde in the Bleachers" and "Michael From Mountains"; then sing along to favorites like “Big Yellow Taxi”, Raised on Robbery" and “Free Man in Paris". More information here.

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