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Joni Mitchell

"Joni Mitchell, CC" (born "Roberta Joan Anderson" on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician and painter.

Initially working and busking in Western Canada and Toronto, she became associated with the burgeoning folk music scene of the mid-1960s in New York City. She achieved her greatest fame in the early 1970s and was considered a key part of the Southern California folk rock scene. Throughout the 1970s she expanded her musical horizons to include pop and jazz and became one of the most highly respected singer-songwriters of the late 20th century. Retrospective appraisals of Mitchell's work have often commented that her quality and influence render her the "female Bob Dylan", http://www.jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=1168 http://www.jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=637 although Mitchell herself rejects that label.

Mitchell is also an accomplished artist; she has, through photography or painting, created the artwork for each of her albums, and has described herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance." A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell has stopped recording and now focuses mainly on her visual art.

The child of a grocer and a teacher, Mit...

hometown Fort Macleod, Alberta
country Canada
years active 1967–present
music genre Folk music
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