Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer songwriter and artist. Mitchell’s work is highly respected by critics and she deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres. Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever” and AllMusic has stated “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century”. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and western Canada and then busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs were covered by folk singers, allowing her to sign with Reprise Records and record her debut album in 1968. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Woodstock” helped define an era and a generation. Her 1971 recording Blue was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Mitchell switched labels and began moving toward jazz rhythms on 1974’s album Court and Spark, her best-selling LP. Her wide ranging contralto vocals, distinctive open tuned guitar and piano compositions grew more harmonically and rhythmically complex as she explored jazz, fusing it with influences of rock and roll, R&B, classical music and non-western beats. She is the sole record producer credited on the majority of her albums, including all her work in the 1970s. With roots in visual art, she has designed her own album artwork throughout her career. A blunt critic of the music industry, she stopped touring and released her 17th, and reportedly last, album of original songs in 2007.
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