Joni Mitchellwho hasn’t performed live since 2013 until earlier this year, made a surprise appearance for a full ensemble today (July 24) at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival. Brandy Carlylewho covered the Mitchell news herself blue Fully and regularly spoke of her love for Mitchell. The duo sang Mitchell classics including “A Case of You” and “Both Sides Now.” Mitchell also played the guitar solo from “Just Like This Train”. Watch footage from the event below.
Mitchell last appeared at the festival in 1969. It was her first full-length show since 2000. Joining Mitchell, Carlyle Blake Mills, Taylor Goldsmith, Marcus Mumford, Winona Judd, Lucius Jess Wolf, Holly Lessig and others. Mitchell performed “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Summertime”, “Love Potion No. 9”, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and more. The event was called ‘Johnny Jam’.
Mitchell was honored with the name MusiCares Person of the Year Over the weekend at this year’s Grammys, she also gave a short performance alongside the musicians who honored her. she Grammy Award accepted For Best Historical Album and appeared during the TV show as well. Public appearances were rare after Brain aneurysm In 2015. Earlier this year, she joined Neil Young in Remove her music from Spotify.
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