Her guitar work is interesting, especially considering she must alter style from standard methods to compensate for the effects of polio.
My wife whad just purchased the "Blue" album right after it came out (in 1971 ?), She was sitting in the college student union at Edinboro (then college), PA reading the liner notes. Joni was still relatively unknown then in bumfu*k PA. A woman came up to her and said "I know her". My wife, thinking she meant she had "heard of her" said something like, "so, you've heard the album ?". The woman said, "No, I know her. I did not know she had an album." Apparently, she lived with Joni in some cave in Greece. She and my wife took the album home and listened, the woman describing several of the influences on the songs relating to her years in Greece. They have been friends since.
Joni grew up in both Saskatoon and North Battleford. My cousin went to school with her.
Check out the Shadows and Light DVD.
What a backup band!
Jaco had an affair with her and she wanted to have a kid with him for the musical genetics.
Jaco said something like "Why do you think the bass was so upfront in the mix?"
I can still listen to the full record album Court and Spark start to finish. Good stuff, every damned song. Except records are no more of course. Perhaps soon Joni will also be no more. I had heard Joni was in severe medical distress while back, but she's pulled out of that tailspin apparently.