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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.

We saved the best review for last. Our official recap of the stunning Brandi Carlile performance of the entire Blue album on Monday night. Reviewer Sam Stone takes you there.

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Onze eigen Texelse zangeres Lauri Brons met haar rijke internationale ervaring, brengt samen met gitarist Dick Groot alle nummers van het geprezen vinyl BLUE uit 1971 van Joni Mitchell. In de 500 Greatest albums of all times verwerft dit album nog altijd de 30e plaats. Wat kunt u verwachten? Prachtige nummers, intrigerende verhalen over de legendarische Joni en muzikale uitstapjes die alles met haar bewogen leven te maken hebben, in de kleur blauw. Dichtbij en kwetsbaar. Een uniek concert! More information here.

Both Sides Now is a five-piece touring band dedicated to playing the amazing songs of Joni Mitchell.

Our comprehensive survey of Joni’s career includes landmarks such as Big Yellow Taxi (her most covered song), River (from breakthrough album Blue), Help Me (from double-platinum Court and Spark) and the jazz-infused stylings of In France They Kiss On Main St (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) and Coyote (Hejira).

Led by singer Sarah Miller and keys player Aidan Goldstraw, Both Sides Now’s devotion to Joni’s back catalogue shines through in performance. This is not your ordinary tribute act – it’s a gathering of Joni superfans. More information here.

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.

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