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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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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.

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.

After rave reviews and sell-out shows at the Queensland Cabaret Festival, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, and at the Bing Studio in Stanford, California, cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt will be touring her award-winning show around Australia and the USA in 2018/2019. In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, explores the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell. More information here.

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