Joni Mitchell’s all star concert is coming on January 30th and it’s going to be big. Joni is being celebrated by Musicares as their Person of the Year, which means a bunch of stars will assemble at the LA Convention Center in front of a glittering crowd of more stars and execs and fans (yes, you can buy tickets).
So far, Brandi Carlile and Jon Batiste, producers for the night have assembled quite a group. Two of Joni’s ex boyfriends will perform, James Taylor and Graham Nash. Carlile will also perform. They’ve also got Herbie Hancock, Leon Bridges, and Pentatonix,the Black Pumas, Jon Batiste, Maggie Rogers, and Mickey Guyton.
More will be announced later. I wish they’d get Judy Collins to sing “Both Sides Now.” But that probably won’t happen.
“We are crafting a once-in-a-lifetime evening in honor of Joni,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares, in s statement. “I thank each of these artists for lending their talents to celebrate Joni and her impact on the music community.”
The event will be produced by live event broadcast company Lewis & Clark, made up of Joe Lewis and R.A. Clark. Renowned American producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Elizondo will also serve as Music Director for the 2022 Person of the Year gala. Tickets are available to purchase at www.musicares.org/person-year. For more information about MusiCares Person of the Year, please visit www.musicares.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re in LA and you can be there, this is the event of a lifetime. And it’s quite a tribute to Joni, who’s fought her way back from illness and is thriving. (You can also get her new Archives, Volumes 1 and 2, from Rhino, not to be missed!)