You may actually be talking about two different artists here... Lucinda Williams and Jodie Mitchell.
The music artist labelled the "female Bob Dylan" is Lucinda Williams, who is an American Rock, Folk, blues and country singer and songwriter.
- Lucinda toured with Bob Dylan in 1998 to promote her album 'Car wheels on a gravel road' which was her breakthrough into mainstream music and won her a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
The artist who had hits with 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'River' and 'Blue' is Joni Mitchell (real name Roberta Joan Anderson)
- Joni is a Canadian singer, songwriter and painter. Her 1971 recording 'Blue' was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
Her song "Big Yellow Taxi" was a hit worldwide and is still often played on radio stations.
Here it is in case you don't know it or would just like to see it again.