Joni Mitchell

This week's edition of "Music Notes" including information about new releases at Shake It Records and by Fred Hersch.  There are also many upcoming concerts and festivals.  Plus very special collaborative visual/musical projects by Ric Hordinski & Michael Wilson.  WVXU/WMUB will also air a 2-hour special about Joni Mitchell from 10pm-midnight on Saturday evening, June 2nd.

The Emergence of Joni Mitchell

May 14, 2018
By Whoknoze, from Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 pm:

2018 marks 50 years since the first solo release by the one and only Joni Mitchell, who retired from singing after a health challenge a few years back. Award-winning producer Paul Ingles presents "The Emergence of Joni Mitchell," a two-hour examination of one of the most heralded songwriters of her time. Ingles and his guests explore how Joni Mitchell crafted her artistry and connected with audiences over four decades.

Many people experience it at one time or another, you'’re listening to a song and suddenly feel as if the music or lyrics are speaking directly to you, capturing your mood, or conjuring up a memory that makes you happy or sad. Music has that ability, that power, it can brighten our mood, energize us, or turn us melancholy. And continued research shows music has true therapeutic value as well.