Joni Mitchell is a singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada. In 1968, her debut album, Song to a Seagull, was released and since then, Mitchell has become one of the most influential, and greatest recording artists. Mitchell has won nine Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, countless musical awards, and her albums are considered as among the best ever made.
We’re big fans. It turns out we’re not alone.
Today, we talk to a few friends of the show to discuss Mitchell’s influence on them while listening to their favorite Joni songs. Plus, we chat with Mitchell biographer David Yaffe who recently wrote Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.
These are the interviews that we couldn't fit into the live show. The first file is Colin's conversation with Noah Baerman, who talked about "Good Friends" from the album Dog Eat Dog.
This second file is Colin's conversation with Jim Chapdelaine and Steve Metcalf. The songs are "Electricity" from the album For the Roses, and "Edith and the Kingpin" from The Hissing of Summer Lawns.
- David Yaffe: Assistant professor of Humanities at Syracuse University and the author of most recently, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
- Taneisha Duggan: Producing Associate at Theaterworks in Hartford
- Brendan J. Sullivan: Producer and author of Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives
- Lee Newton: Director of Program Promotion at Connecticut Public; freelance TV host and voiceover talent
- Jim Chapdelaine: Musician, producer, recording engineer, and Emmy winning composer
- Steve Metcalf: Music critic, arts consultant, composer and Director, Presidents’ College, University of Hartford
- Noah Baerman: Jazz pianist and composer.
Betsy Kaplan, Chion Wolf, J Holt, Carlos Mejia, and Colin McEnroe contributed to this show, which originally aired on April 4, 2019.