Brandi Carlile – River – live at Joni Mitchell Kennedy Centre Honors ceremony.

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Brandi Carlile – River – Joni Mitchell Cover Joni Mitchell Kennedy Center Honors Help Me Tribute to Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell was recognized on December 5 at 2021’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where the decorated singer-songwriter’s work was interpreted by an array of artists. One such collaboration saw Brittany Howard and Herbie Hancock perform “Both Sides Now” together. Taken from 1969’s Clouds, “Both Sides Now” fittingly finds Mitchell observing, “I really don’t know clouds at all.” Though Howard and Hancock are both celebrated in their own fields—Howard on vocals and Hancock on keys—they cede the stage to Mitchell’s timeless lyrics. The pair each turn in understated performances, keeping Mitchell’s songwriting the focus of attention. Hancock—who himself was honored at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center in 2013—contributed to a re-recording of “Both Sides Now” on Mitchell’s 2000 album of the same name. In addition to Howard and Hancock, the evening also saw tributes from Ellie Goulding, Norah Jones, and Brandi Carlile. Goulding tackled one of Mitchell’s most iconic compositions, “Big Yellow Taxi“, Jones turned in a medley of songs including “Help Me”, and Carlile staged the Christmas song “River”. Source: Live For Live Music

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