Here's Joni, live at Wembley in 1983, with a little help from Michael Landau near the end. Joni is a little bit like Marmite - most people either love her or hate her - I've always been a big fan, though I confess she was sometimes a bit of a shrieker in her early years. I'm intrigued by this clip - if it is from a published DVD then it is one I can't trace - I know there is a CD of the show, but I've never seen it on film before. If you know anything about a DVD, I'd appreciate a nudge.
This is Joni at the height of her powers, I guess, and she had a hell of a band for that tour - apart from Landau, there was Russell Ferrante on keyboards (he of Yellowjackets fame), her husband, Larry Klein, on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Monsters.
I was gently taken to task for my reference yesterday to the use of a Google search to trace the quote - it was rightly suggested that my turn of phrase was inelegant and impolite and not at all appropriate. I apologise unreservedly; the wording was not in keeping with normal blogging etiquette, and I shall take care in future to avoid all reference to Google. Sorry about that.
[Boring muso bit: if anyone plays guitar and is wondering what on earth Ms Mitchell is doing here, it should be noted that, as with everything else, she has her own way of tuning the thing - it is tuned C-G-C-E-G-C, which gives an interesting sound, though it is not recommended if you wish to play Albeniz, or Wes Montgomery for that matter.]