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Watch Brandi Carlile Cover Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You’

In 2019, Brandi Carlile performed Joni Mitchell's entire Blue album at a show at L.A.'s Disney Concert Hall, however, the praised performance wasn't captured on camera. So…
Katherine Turman / April 7, 2021

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Joni Mitchell and Me

Last night, a friend alerted me to a filmed concert on the Isle of Wight in 1970 where Joni Mitchell performed. She said it was…
Ricky Ian Gordon / March 23, 2021

The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

Joni Mitchell Launches Archives Series, Shares Acoustic Version of ‘House of the Rising Sun’

Joni Mitchell is launching her own archives series. The singer-songwriter will be delivering a bunch of archival releases in the coming years, beginning with Vol. 1:…
Daniel Kohn / September 10, 2020

Alanis Morissette: Our 1995 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the November 1995 issue of SPIN. I shouldn't be here. From a vantage point not ten feet…
James Hannaham / September 1, 2019

Brandi Carlile Announces Performance of Joni Mitchell’s Blue

Brandi Carlile has announced that she’ll perform Joni Mitchell’s Blue in its entirety for a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles later this…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 9, 2019

Joni Mitchell to Reissue Book of Paintings and Handwritten Lyrics

A book of illustrated lyrics that Joni Mitchell published by hand as a gift for friends in 1971 will be re-published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 22. Morning Glory on…
Tosten Burks / March 8, 2019

Joni Mitchell Announces Tribute Concert to Celebrate Her 75th Birthday

Joni Mitchell will celebrate her 75th birthday in November, a feat that feels particularly notable after a very serious health crisis posed a threat to…
Israel Daramola / September 5, 2018

Saskatoon Names Promenade After Joni Mitchell

Although she eventually made her home in California, Joni Mitchell grew up in the Canadian city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. And today, as The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / June 10, 2018

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, & Janis Joplin’s Chelsea Hotel Doors Sold At Auction

The legendary Chelsea Hotel has been under renovation since 2011, and a couple years ago a former resident noticed that the construction workers were planning…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 13, 2018

Jukebox Jury: Esperanza Spalding on Writing an Opera and Doris Day’s Street Cred

On first listen, the final song on Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution feels very familiar, but that sense of comfort gets warped into something more sinister and…
Connor O'Brien / June 13, 2016

Joni Mitchell Eschews the Spotlight in 1986 Interview

Joni Mitchell is the latest icon to be featured in PBS' Blank on Blank series (others include Lou Reed, Dolly Parton, and B.B. King). Animated…
Rachel Brodsky / May 26, 2015

Update: Rep Says Joni Mitchell Is ‘Alert’ and ‘Has Her Full Senses’ in Hospital

Update: A rep for Joni has denied TMZ's report, saying in a statement: "Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital…
Brennan Carley / April 28, 2015

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in L.A. After Being Found Unconscious

Last night, the legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell was brought to the hospital by paramedics after someone in her house dialed 911. According to her…
Brennan Carley / April 1, 2015