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Joni Mitchell is one of the most important and influential singer/song writers of the last 50 years, and her recording output has been considerable. Over the decades her music has changed from the tunes of a hippie folk/muse to her later complex and emotional jazz infused ballads. Throughout her career, Mitchell has remained the consummate artist. On Inquiry tonight, we welcome LLOYD WHITESELL, Associate Professor of Music History at McGill University. Professor Whitesell has written a complete and scholarly evaluation of the poems and music of Joni Mitchell and talks tonight about her evolution as a songwriter. Whitesell’s book is titled THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL.