Hear a stunning, previously unreleased Joni Mitchell live performance, recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Joni Mitchell performs at the Central Park Music Festival in New York, New York in 1969
(Image credit: Sherry Rayn Barnett/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Back in March 1968, singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell – on the eve of the release of her debut album, Song to a Seagull embarked on a two-week residency at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

During her residency, one Jimi Hendrix happened to play two shows at Ottawa's Capitol Theater, just a few blocks away. Following the completion of his performances at the Capitol, on March 19, Hendrix called Mitchell, and asked if he could record her performance at Le Hibou that evening.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.