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Reservoir Media has signed a new deal with Joni, which sees the company become the worldwide administrator of her publishing catalog.

The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter's catalog was previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a worldwide deal struck 24 years ago in 1997.

"I'm looking forward to working with Reservoir," said Joni.

Reservoir Founder & CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi added: "I am so proud to welcome Joni Mitchell to our Reservoir family. Joni is a musical pioneer and a once-in-a-lifetime creator, and we look forward to safeguarding her catalog and championing her legacy." More information here.

Joni scholars will recognize the name Frankie McKitrick. Joni: "The first record that I had to have was a classical piece of music. At that time we were living in North Battleford, and my best friend was a musical prodigy, Frankie McKitrick. His feet could barely reach the pedals of the church organ but he could play the thing. And we had gone to a movie. It was called “The Story of Three Loves” and the theme was Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme” by Paganini. Beautiful melody. I had to have that record. That was my first piece of inspirational music..." Frankie passed away on August 9.

LOS ANGELES - On February 1, 1969, almost a year after Joni Mitchell released her debut album Song to a Seagull, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter was standing on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City playing the first major concert of her young career for a sold-out crowd that included Bob Dylan. Graham Nash, who was Mitchell's partner at the time, was there too, along with her parents visiting from Canada. Her performance that night earned glowing reviews, including this one from Billboard's Fred Kirby:

"Joni Mitchell charmed a packed Carnegie Hall audience on Saturday...Miss Mitchell doesn't merely sing a song, the fine folk artist effectively interprets her material. And what a lineup of material! Beginning with 'Chelsea Morning" and ending with a medley of 'The Circle Game' and the new 'Little Green,' the outstanding material flowed."

Fatefully, her label Reprise Records recorded the entire concert with plans to release it. More than 50 years later, the show will finally make its long-awaited debut on November 12 as part of JONI MITCHELL ARCHIVES VOL. 2: THE REPRISE YEARS (1968-1971). On the same day, the performance will be released separately as a 3-LP set on 180-gram vinyl for $59.98, with an exclusive 180-gram, white vinyl version, limited to 3,000 copies, available at www.JoniMitchell.com. The vinyl showcases the full audio across five LP sides with the sixth side featuring an etching of the American eagle that donned Mitchell's skirt at the Carnegie Hall show. As a preview, Mitchell's performance of "Chelsea Morning" from the show is available today digitally. Listen here.

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'Chelsea Morning' from Carnegie Hall

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Joni Mitchell, a supreme model of excellence, sensitivity and integrity. Such a singular writing, at the same time poetic and precise, moving and scathing, which innervates the least of his songs. A true folk prodigy, she has touched hearts around the world and continues to inspire new generations.

Coming from a rich musical and cultural mix, the universe of Virginie is imbued with jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian, African and soul colors. Great vocal abilities, mastery of improvisation, a warm and bewitching voice at maturity in his art which will be sublimated by the play of the 4 excellent musicians who accompany him.

Complicity and emotions at the rendezvous of this jam. A must for the Baiser Salé!

Virginie Côte voice
Franck Monbaylet piano
William Brunard bass
Frédéric Sicart drums
François Constantin percus/lead

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Oct 6 & 7, 7:30pm – In June of 1971 Joni Mitchell released what would go on to be her most beloved work, the now legendary album “Blue”. A deeply honest and vulnerable collection of songs, Blue has been the soundtrack to the lives of so many throughout the past 5 decades as they’ve navigated their own tumultuous relationships, joys, and sorrows, or as Joni put it, “love so naughty it makes you weak in the knees.” In celebration of 50 years since its release, Broadway songstress Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla in the Tony-Nominated Revival of Spring Awakening, The Newsroom), is playing and singing the album from start to finish, offering a chance to hear the songs as performed on the record, honoring their original arrangements while interpreting them through her own musical lens and connecting the themes to her own life. From the lonely roads of “All I Want” to the winds of Africa in “Carey” and the “Acid, booze and ass” of the titular track, Katie’s voice echoes the soaring emotional range, playful textures, and haunting hues of Joni’s “Blue” in a way that few can emulate. The show features Katie on Piano, Guitar and Dulcimer, Michael Gannon (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Benelli (Percussion), and Makenna Hartlin (Background Vocals). Tickets for the 6th and for the 7th.

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