Barbara Lewis sings Joni Mitchell

A song from Barbara’s new concert:MY CANADA – Singing the Soul of a Country”
One of my favourite Canadian singer/songwriters is Joni Mitchell. I recorded her best-known song recently with a group ofJONI MITCHELL PIC great musicians. Jennifer Bell plays a rich sax solo. “Birds on a Wire” string quartet sound lush and wonderful. The remarkable Fraser Hollins plays bass. And my good friend and accompanist, Doug Balfour who arranged the song with elegance, plays piano. We did the recording in September, 2015 at Boutique de Son in Montreal with the incomparable George Doxas at the engineering helm. Thank you to all of you!

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Barbara Lewis – vocals
Doug Balfour – pianist, arranger
Jennifer Bell  – sax
Kate Bevan Baker – violin1 (leader of the Birds on a Wire quartet)
Kenny Wong – violin2
Scott Chancey – viola
Jane Chen – cello
Fraser Hollins – bass
All held together by the illustrious engineering of George Doxas in his now-famous recording studio, Boutique de Son, Montreal.

14 Comments:

  1. Your beautiful voice and Joni Mitchell’s writing a wonderful combination!

  2. What a wonderful arrangement and performance, Barbara! Congratulations, you’ve got a winner with this one.
    Hugs,
    Mary

  3. Thank you, Mary. I’m so pleased you had the time to listen! Besos.

  4. Wow ! Very beautiful, Barabara and a very moving performance !
    Loved the arrangement too.
    Xox Bev

  5. An emotional, compassionate, empathetic version of Joni’s iconic song. I’ve listened to this over and over. May I suggest you sing a Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen cover CD.
    What a beautiful version!
    Great work Barbara
    Love
    Noreen & Marvin

  6. Thank you both for listening and commenting! As always, I am eager to read your opinion! I am working on a collection of songs now for my “My Canaada – Singing the Soul of a Country” sconcert. I will definitely record several more Joni Mitchell/Leonard Cohen songs! If you have any suggestions oabout other, favorite Canadian/created songs, I’d be very interested to hear about them! And thank you! xxx

  7. Just beautiful Barbara….thank you for recording this! xo

  8. Thank you for listening, Linda!

  9. Just amazing Barbara, you definitely have the gift. Your mother would be so proud.

  10. Thank you, Betty. So generous of you to take the time to listen and respond. My Mom… yes, I think she would enjoy this song. 🙂

  11. Just when I think I don’t have time to listen to music, your voice stops me in my tracks and I listen with relish. Beautiful, Barbara.

  12. Thank you so much Gretchen. I’m grateful that you took the time to both listen and comment!

  13. Was at your concert last night. You’ve made a new fan. Your personality shines along with your wonderful talent.

  14. Thank you for taking the time to send me this message. I enjoyed singing that concert so much! Thank you for being there!

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