What would December Songs be without a version of Joni Mitchell's, River? Yes, Joni is another she-hero, though it seems, realistically, attending a performance is one thing on my bucket list I won't get to tick off. I have seen Beth Orton perform, however, both in San Francisco and Charlottesville. I've learned that if people don't like Beth Orton's voice, they hate it. But I'm cool with it. And she does a pretty sweet version of River, I must say.
I'm not a huge Sarah McLachlan fan, but her version of River is quite lovely.
And here's the real deal, untouchable really, a version of River live by Joni Mitchell. Her intro is so sweet.