Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on Sept. 11. Volunteer today




Caucasian couple looking at a laptop computer together


Virgo - AARP Horoscope

Look at what your future holds if your birthday is between August 23 & September 22

Contests & Sweeps

Enter the $50K Picture Your Retirement Sweepstakes. Ends 8/31/15. No purchase necessary. Enter for Official Rules.


The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More

Most Popular


7 Singers Joni Mitchell Fans Will Love

Our favorite musicians who learned from the legendary singer-songwriter

Neko Case — "Maybe Sparrow" (2006)

Fellow Canadian Neko Case has relentlessly explored her own art, becoming a darling of the critics but not her banker. Case in point: "Maybe Sparrow," where the songbird uses birdsong as a metaphor for wild things that can't be tamed. It's a countryish ballad featuring mandolin, fiddle and tenor guitar (the latter has only four strings), but the singer's rough vocals are closer to those of a blues belter — or a latter-day Joni Mitchell.

Feist — "My Moon My Man" (2007)

Leslie Feist's insanely catchy ditty "1234" was everywhere for a few months in 2007, from iPod ads to Sesame Street. But the song that best captures her Mitchellesque chops is "My Moon My Man": Her vocals flit over the music, unpredictably but unerringly landing on the perfect note every time.

Kathleen Edwards — "Empty Threat" (2012)

Another Canadian singer-songwriter, Edwards can find beauty in bleakness. In "Empty Threat," for example, she makes the possible death of a relationship feel impossibly rejuvenating — precisely the type of startling juxtaposition that Joni mastered four decades earlier. Like Mitchell, Edwards has moved away from her initial genre (in her case, alternative country rock) into something more moody and atmospheric, but every bit as melodic. Through it all, she has stayed true to her own distinctive voice — I guess you could say she's covered both sides now.

Also of interest: 10 fun songs from the '70s.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Live Nation

Members save 25% or more when buying tickets in groups of four from Ticketmaster.

Cirque Du Soleil

Members save 15-30% on tickets to live Cirque du Soleil shows.

Member Benefit AARP Regal 2

Members pay $8 for Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online. Conditions apply.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points