Lost Neil Young and Joni Mitchell concert recordings uncovered by archivists
Live concert recordings of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell considered lost for decades have been unearthed by Michigan archivists.
The Canadian folk legends are among a number of historic music performances recently discovered by the non-profit Michigan History Project.
All of the recordings were made at the Canterbury House, the Episcopal student ministry at the University of Michigan campus in the late 1960s. The space doubled as a place of worship and a concert venue during the era with some of the biggest folk acts of the time performing there.
Each was recorded in professional audio quality on seven-inch reel-to-reel tapes. They’re now being shopped to record labels for an official release, organizers say.
Other tapes found in the collection include performances by Tim Buckley, Doc Watson and Odetta.
Archivists have known about the elusive recordings of Young and Mitchell for years.