In August of this year, Grammy-winning folk singer / songwriter Joni Mitchell was named MusiCares Personality of the Year. “I am honored to have been chosen as person of the year by this great charity,” Mitchell said in a statement after the announcement. “I look forward to being a part of this gala which will help MusiCares continue their inspired work in providing a support system to those in need. “
Now the charity event is just around the corner. Taking place on January 29, 2022, just days before the Grammy Awards on January 31, the annual gala has already released its talented lineup.
Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges and Mickey Guyton are some of the artists who will perform at the event in honor of the acclaimed singer. Other artists involved in the charity event are James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Maggie Rogers, Graham Nash, Black Pumas, Jon Batiste and Pentatonix. Jazz musician Batiste and American artist Carlile will also be the musical directors of the event. This is the first time that performing artists will lead the MusiCares benefit gala.
Along with the star-studded performances, a silent auction will raise funds for the MusiCares mission to help musicians in need.
Last year’s gala did not take place at a physical location due to the pandemic, but Aerosmith was honored as Person (s) of the Year. Alice Cooper, Gary Clark, Jr., Foo Fighters, HER and Jonas Brothers were among the group of talented artists who honored Aerosmith for their award.
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