Friday, September 24, 2010
Chatelaine Of The Canyon
Joni Mitchell has become one of the most influential female singer-songwriters of all time. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics. As a performer she is widely hailed for her unique style of playing guitar. Joni Mitchell first became famous for penning "Both Sides Now", a song that helped launched the career of pop/folk singer Judy Collins. When Mitchell began as a songwriter many of her lyrics displayed a wisdom that was remarkable for someone who was in her early twenties. Mitchell was first noticed as a performer in New York City's music scene. Her first album appeared in 1968, which featured her voice and her acoustic guitar with virtually no other accompaniment on most songs. Mitchell is also a noted painter and has created the beautiful artwork that appears on the packaging of her music albums.
(images by Henry Diltz, Jim Marshall; scanned by me from Girls Like Us, Canyon of Dreams, and Laurel Canyon,. Wikipedia).