mountain dulcimer at Newport Folk Festival 2022

Dusty Turtle
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3 weeks ago
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There was a really nice piece by Lindsay Zoladz in the NY Times on Joni's appearance at Newport, celebrating the bravery of an aging woman who recently suffered an aneurism and had to re-learn how to walk re-interpreting her music with a voice a couple of octaves below the voice that made her famous.




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Strumelia
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3 weeks ago
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Oh, that last line that Joni sang out in the video- "Oh you're a mean old daddy but you're outa sight"....  so wonderful to see that, it made me cry. 




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Ballad Gal
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3 weeks ago
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Dusty Turtle:

I saw another video of this set a day or two ago.  Brandi Carlisle does an amazing job singing Joni's songs.  I hope Joni understands the profound love so many of us have for her music.

I agree, Dusty, Brandi did an amazing job of singing Carey. She sounded just like Joni!

Robin Thompson
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3 weeks ago
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Thanks, @dusty-turtle.  I saw the clips you saw, it seems.  Pretty cool.

Dusty Turtle
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I don't think so, Robin.  I remember "A Case of You" and "Both Sides Now" and some instrumental Joni played on an electric guitar.  I don't think there was a dulcimer in any of that.




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Robin Thompson
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3 weeks ago
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@dusty-turtle Was there more mountain dulcimer visible in the video you saw (versus the one I posted below)? 

Dusty Turtle
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3 weeks ago
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I saw another video of this set a day or two ago.  Brandi Carlisle does an amazing job singing Joni's songs.  I hope Joni understands the profound love so many of us have for her music.




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Dusty T., Northern California
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As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
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Robin Thompson
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3 weeks ago
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You'll hear mountain dulcimer long before you'll see it and, no, Joni Mitchell isn't playing it (though she was the big surprise guest at Newport).  

One of the Hanseroth twins (Brandi Carlisle group) opens Carey with mountain dulcimer and you see a quick look at him on dulcimer later in the video.