Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Joni Mitchell's Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire (from 1972 album For The Roses) and The Magdalene Laundries (Turbulent Indigo 1994) are covered by Emmylou Harris at Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration. The live tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was held at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA on November 6, 2018, the first of two sold-out nights.

The live concert featured performances of “songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her 19 studio albums” by Emmylou Harris, Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Los Lobos, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Seal and Glen Hansard. The concert was led by co-musical directors, percussionist Brian Blade and pianist, composer, arranger and producer Jon Cowherd. The house band is Chris Thomas on bass, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Marvin Sewell on guitar, Jeff Haynes on percussion, Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Bob Sheppard on woodwinds

Thanks to Cal Vid.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Ms. Harris's performance of Cold Blue Steel blows me away, I listen to it multiple times a week. She has a beautiful natural style and is so cool and without labels fitting....yep, she and JM have things in common, both fluid jazz,world beat, country etc. They also have a lot of humanity in their stage presence...adds greatly to the performance. It becomes about the listener not them.