Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

Joni Mitchell carried out final night time, March 1, on the DAR Structure Corridor in Washington, DC, throughout a tribute present in celebration of her receiving the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Well-liked Music.

The live performance included performances from Graham Nash, James Taylor, and Brandi Carlile. Annie Lennox did a rendition of “Each Sides Now,” and Cyndi Lauper led a big group cowl of “Huge Yellow Taxi.”

The present additionally featured performances from Marcus Mumford, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, and Angélique Kidjo. Mitchell gave the ultimate efficiency of the night time. She supplied up a tribute to George Gershwin by singing “Summertime,” and likewise sang her 1966 track “The Circle Sport.”

Again in November, Joni Mitchell opened up her Los Angeles dwelling to speak with Elton John throughout Elton John’s Rocket Hour sequence on Apple Music 1. Within the dialogue, Joni Mitchell defined the story behind her shock efficiency on the Newport Folks Competition in July, her first full-length, stay efficiency since 2002.

Mitchell didn’t go into an excessive amount of element about her upcoming album however did point out it can characteristic her Newport Folks Competition efficiency, telling Elton: “Yeah, we’re attempting to place that out.”

Mitchell’s efficiency was as intimate as her music sometimes suggests, as she explains to Elton that she didn’t rehearse for her shock efficiency. Mitchell merely obtained on stage and commenced taking part in the guitar, as she has all the time completed. She explains to Elton: “Yeah, that I had to determine what I did. And I couldn’t sing the important thing; I’ve turn out to be an alto, I’m not a soprano anymore, so I couldn’t sing the track. And I assumed individuals would possibly really feel lighted that if I simply performed the guitar half however I just like the guitar half to that track. So anyway, it was very nicely obtained, a lot to my delight.”

Go to the Gershwin Prize’s official web site for extra data.

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