Brandi Carlile Pays Tribute to Joni Mitchell With 'A Case of You' Cover for 75th Birthday: Watch


Americana songwriter Brandi Carlile borrowed numerous inspiration from the legendary Joni Mitchell for her newest, critically lauded album By the Way, I Forgive You. To honor the Laurel Canyon folkster on her 75th birthday, Carlile took to the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday (Nov. 7) to cowl Mitchell’s beloved “A Case of You.”

She spoke to Variety about mustering up the braveness to carry out this tune after working with a vocal coach for the primary time. “If I can sing 'A Case of You,' then I’m studying one thing,” she says. “So I began overlaying it simply to be courageous vocally. And on nights that I really feel notably good, I break it out and sing it. But until I really feel 125 p.c, I don’t even mess with it.”

Carlile’s tribute makes it evident that the apply has paid off, matching the tone and vary of Mitchell’s breathy vocals. She’s accompanied by a string trio and a keyboardist — reworking the basic from a solitary acoustic strummer right into a richer association, just like what Mitchell did herself for “Both Sides Now.”

Brandi Carlile can be becoming a member of James Taylor, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Seal and different musicians on the two-night Joni 75 tribute live performance. The first evening occurred Tuesday, the place she duetted with Kris Kristofferson on “A Case of You.”

Watch a clip of the heart-rending tribute under: