Singer/Songwriter Alice Howe Shares New Cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’ (Listen)

Rock Cellar Magazine StaffCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Singer/songwriter Alice Howe has shared a new recording of “A Case of You,” one of the many standout tracks from Joni Mitchell‘s timeless 1971 album Blue.

Produced by Freebo, longtime bassist and collaborator of Bonnie Raitt, the new arrangement showcasing Howe’s formidable musical presence can be heard below:

A bit of context for this release, from the artist:

Alice Howe’s love affair with “A Case Of You” began while sitting beside the record player as a child, captivated by Joni Mitchell’s album Blue. Later, as a teenager learning the guitar, a camp counselor taught her the chords on a Vermont summer day. Recorded in LA and produced by Freebo, the single is the culmination of this singer’s journey to fully inhabit one of her favorite songs.

“This song and I have grown up together, and I feel as though I’ve finally made it my own,” said Howe.

She is currently working on a new studio album, which will be recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.

In 2019, Alice Howe released Visions, her full-length debut record (also produced by Freebo), featuring interpretations of iconic songs from her family’s vast record collection alongside original compositions.

Speaking with Rock Cellar’s Jackson Truax in a profile from 2019, she contextualized that record’s process:

“How Freebo framed it to me,” Howe remembered, “‘This is people’s introduction to you as an artist. How do you want to introduce yourself?’ With that in mind, we co-wrote four out of the five originals on the album. We were also talking about whether to do some covers, which I was really excited to do. So we were really choosing the songs one by one along the way. But it felt very natural. Freebo comes from an era of music that I grew up listening to and have great respect for. So I felt like we were really aligned philosophically.”


  • Jack Bulkin says:

    A lovely version of Joni’s timeless classic.

  • Related Posts