“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,” his wife wrote in a statement to Variety. “He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”
David Crosby produced Joni’s first album and aimed to protect the integrity, originality, and purity of Joni’s music. "We did get the actual songs down without a bunch of other crud on it, and that made me happy," Crosby remembered. "That's the thing I'm proudest of."
David Crosby was 81 years old.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Joni will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Mitchell will be honored with a tribute concert March 1 in Washington, D.C., that will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on March 31. More information here.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi), which specializes in the foremost audio technology and definitive reissues of significant albums, will release six iconic Joni albums on its UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP (UD1S) and hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) formats. Strictly numbered and limited, each UD1S box set will be sourced from the original analog master tapes (analog tape to DSD to analog console to Lathe) and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl. The numbered-edition SACDs will come packaged in mini-gatefold sleeves and will also be sourced from the original analog master tapes. Ladies of the Canyon (1970) and Blue (1971) will be released in 2023. Four other albums — For the Roses (1972), Court and Spark (1974), The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975), and Hejira (1976) — will follow. Read the press release.
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This homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell features a world class band of international musicians who have played with the likes of Bowie, Elton and Herbie Hancock, and are a multi-million streaming band in their own right, Redtenbacher's Funkestra. Featuring Mim Grey, Jo Harman and Mike Mayfield.
The show will feature three elite vocalists, Mim Grey (McCartney, Tom Jones, Dave Stewart), multi-million streaming, Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman (duetted with Michael McDonald and Joan Baez) and Mike Mayfield who has worked with dozens of household names such as Ed Sheeran to Jessie J to name but two.
Redtenbacher's Funkestra perform this celebration of the legendary Joni Mitchell.
They are a world class band of international musicians who have played with the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and Herbie Hancock. They are also a multi-million streaming band in their own right.
The line up also features three elite vocalists: Mim Grey (McCartney, Tom Jones, Dave Stewart); multi-million streaming Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman (duetted with Michael McDonald and Joan Baez); and Mike Mayfield who has worked with dozens of household names such as Ed Sheeran and Jessie J to name but two.
Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between highly respected ‘from-the-heart’ singer Gina Foster and world-class guitarist Ronnie Johnson, attracting some of the UK's finest players with a shared love for the musician they consider the greatest singer/songwriter of the last half century.
Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now – it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique song writing and gift of performance Joni Mitchell revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond.
Gina Foster Vocals
Ronnie Johnson Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Patrick Johnson Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Ross Stanley Keyboards
Richard Bailey Drums
Steve Pearce Bass
More information here.