DURING INTERVIEW - Arlo Guthrie and Joni Mitchell, featured folksingers at the premiere at the Mississippi River Festival are interviewed by Larry Gilbert during a program taped for NET's "Sounds of Summer." The program will be seen Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m. on WOUB-TV (Ch. 20)
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Folksingers Arlo Guthrie and Joni Mitchell make the "Sounds of Summer" scene Friday, August 29, at 8 p.m. on Channel 20.
Highlights from their concert at the Mississippi River Festival, plus an interview with the young performers, will make up NET's two-hour long program.
Arlo Guthrie, author of the recent hit recording "Alice's Restaurant" and son of the immortal Woody Guthrie, is one of the most popular folksingers today. Like Joni Mitchell, with whom he shares the spotlight, he writes most of his own material, and his songs are included in the folksong repertory.
An attractive 24-year-old blonde, Canadian-born Joni Mitchell has written over 60 songs, including "Chelsea Morning" and "Both Sides Now." Her songs have been compared to Bob Dylan's for their "richness and profusion of imagery," and she has been acclaimed for her pure vocal delivery.
Joni Mitchell and Arlo Guthrie were recorded for the NET program at a concert given during the premiere season of the Mississippi River Festival. This new annual musical event takes place on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. The summer home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the festival features orchestral concerts and performances by leading pop, rock, and folk artists.
Sounds of Summer - "Mississippi River Festival: Joni Mitchell and Arlo Guthrie" is an NET production, made possibly [sic], by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Ford Foundation. Producer: Dan Loundsberry, Director: Alvin R. Mifelow, Executive producer: Craig Gilbert, Series host: Steve Allen.