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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.

I always dreamed of seeing my book in a bookstore window. This feels even better than I imagined.
- Joni Mitchell

Thank you, Book Soup in Los Angeles for this beautiful window display featuring Joni’s new book Morning Glory on the Vine.

In the image, taken on release day, you can see reflected in Book Soup’s window the old sign from Tower Records on Sunset—in that store over 40 years ago Joni had her first window display of an album. Photo courtesy of Hannah K. Johnson.

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Upcoming local tributes and events

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This is a rocking tribute to the most iconic singer-songwriter of the Woodstock generation. Mitchell touched millions with her nearly 40-year career spanning genres from contemporary folk to jazz to full-throated pop-rock. Hear all your favorite Joni tunes like Help Me, Conversation, Blue, River, All I Want, Free Man in Paris, Cary, Woodstock and a few you might not have heard before. More information here.

Canadian folk-rocker Colleen Brown sings the Joni Mitchell Songbook at the Empress Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Brown’s vocal phrasing and timbre pay homage to Joni Mitchell and her band offers a fine instrumental backdrop to her clear, strong vocals.

Brown and her band have been winning over audiences nation-wide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network. More information here.

Featuring Katie Pearlman with her band.

The Joni Project formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to the music of Joni Mitchell.

From the deep folk roots of her musical beginnings, Joni's music has evolved over the years to include elements of funk, rock and the full palette of harmonic colors embodied by modern jazz. Her innovative guitar tunings and brilliantly original chord progressions were paired with beautifully crafted melodies adorned by lyrics of unmatched poetic profundity to create some of the most powerfully enduring and well-loved songs of all time. More information here.

Kimberly Ford, the veteran Santa Barbara songstress at the forefront of Joni Mitchell's wondrous songbook, sings the "Blue" album in her Monterey debut. Joni's 1971 masterpiece catapulted a then-cult folkie to an international icon overnight. The album was considered daring in its soul-baring tales of relationship triumphs and failures with tunes written about ex-lovers like Graham Nash and James Taylor. Today "Blue" sits on numerous Best Of lists and topped NPRs 150 Greatest Albums by Women. More information here.

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