Joni Mitchell Performs Her First Live Performance in 20 years

Joni Mitchell Her triumphant return to the podium has been celebrated. 

The 78-year old Canadian legend surprised everyone at the Canadian International Film Festival on July 24. Brandi Carlile & Friends show at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, marking her first full live appearance since 2002. Joni joined Carlile and a host of other musicians, including Holly Laessig of Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Wynonna Judd, and Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.

Joni performed a fewOf her fan favorites during the 13-song set, including “Amelia,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Summertime,” “Both Sides Now,” “A Case of You” and “Big Yellow Taxi.” She also played the guitar solo from “Just Like This Train.”

Following the show, Joni was asked by CBS if she felt nervous about performing in frontOf an audience once again, to which she replied, “No, I’ve never been nervous about being in front of an audience. But I want it to be good. And I wasn’t sure I could be. But I didn’t sound too bad tonight!” 

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