Flashback Artist of the Month for May 2021
Joni Mitchell is an iconic singer-songwriter best known for her music referencing feelings of social and cultural issues as well as her own feelings about being a woman, romance and her life around her. She draws her inspiration from genres like folk and classical music, as well as jazz.
Mitchell is the sole producer on many of her albums, including all the work she did in the 1970’s, even designing many of the album covers.
Her most famous album “Blue” has been regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time, with NPR naming it as the #1 best female album of all time. She has been awarded nine Grammy awards over her lifetime and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Recently, Mitchell has devoted her career to archival work. In 2018, the documentary “Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970” was released with never before seen interviews and footage, plus the entire uninterrupted concert. In 2020 , Mitchell created the Joni Mitchell archives from the artists personal vault with music not previously released.