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Joni Mitchell Makes Uncommon Live performance Look at Newport People Pageant

Joni Mitchell made a uncommon public efficiency tonight (July 24) on the Newport People Pageant, her first on the occasion since 1969. Mitchell, 78, was helped onstage with the help of a cane to affix shut pal Brandi Carlile throughout her set, and sat in a big chair whereas singing “A Case of You,” “Simply Like This Practice,” “Each Sides, Now,” “Massive Yellow Taxi,” “Summertime” and “Circle Recreation.” She even stood as much as play some electrical guitar at one level.

Among the many different musicians on stage throughout Mitchell’s shock appearances had been Lucius, Blake Mills, Shooter Jennings, Alison Russell and Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith.

Carlile is a longtime Mitchell devotee and has beforehand carried out the latter’s traditional album Blue in its entirety. Carlile additionally impressed Mitchell to carry out two songs on stage at her personal MusiCares’ Individual of the 12 months tribute on April 1 in Las Vegas, her first multi-song look in public since 2013.


Mitchell has been in frail well being since struggling a mind aneurysm in 2015. She has not toured since 2000 and hasn’t launched a brand new studio album since 2007’s Shine. In recent times, Mitchell has overseen quite a lot of archival releases of her legendary again catalog and has been considerably extra continuously in public. In January, she joined fellow ’60s folks rock icons David Crosby and Neil Younger in demanding her music be faraway from Spotify in protest of the streaming service’s relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan.

Mitchell’s Newport People look tonight comes a day after Paul Simon’s shock efficiency throughout a tribute to his music led by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Evening Sweats. Simon had by no means beforehand carried out on the occasion.



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