FILE PHOTO: Musician Joni Mitchell performs on the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Worldwide Trumpet Competitors and Herbie Hancock Tribute in Hollywood October 28, 2007. REUTERS/Max Morse (UNITED STATES)
August 25, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell shall be honored by the music world forward of the annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles because the MusicCares individual of the 12 months.
MusicCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, stated on Wednesday that artists would pay tribute to Mitchell at an occasion on Jan. 29.
Mitchell, 77, who has saved a low profile since struggling a mind aneurysm in 2015, stated in an announcement that she was honored to be chosen.
“I stay up for being a part of this gala,” she stated.
Organizers didn’t say which artists would carry out for Mitchell on the occasion, which acts as a fundraiser to assist musicians combating well being and different points.
“She is being honored not just for her iconic music and lyrics, however for her trailblazing spirit and the inspiration she’s dropped at so many artists,” Laura Segura, government director of MusiCares, stated in an announcement.
The Canadian-born “A Case of You” musician is thought to be one of the crucial influential singer-songwriters of the Nineteen Seventies, inspiring artists starting from Prince to Brandi Carlile.
Different musicians or musical teams just lately honored by MusiCares embrace Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac and Dolly Parton.
The Grammy Awards are scheduled to happen in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; modifying by Jonathan Oatis)