Joni Mitchell Plays Surprise Newport Folk Festival Set With Special Guests

Marcus Mumford and Brandi Carlile were among the superfans who joined Mitchell for her first Newport set in quite a while this end of the week.

Folk icon Joni Mitchell wowed the group at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday (July 24) when the "Big Yellow Taxi" vocalist made that big appearance for her most memorable full-length live set in over 20 years

In her most memorable appearance at the yearly gathering starting around 1969, the isolated Mitchell held court on an overlaid seat for a 13-tune set that incorporated a procession of unique visitors honoring the 78-year-old vocalist who has battled with medical problems and seldom showed up in broad daylight since experiencing a cerebrum aneurysm in 2015.

Drifter detailed that Mitchell was upheld by a gathering that included recently solo vocalist Marcus Mumford, Brandi Carlile, Blake Mills, Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith, Wynonna and more as they contributed on a portion of her most cherished tunes

The set started off with Mitchell singings along to melodies, for example, "Carey" from Blue, with Carlile, as well as "Find some reprieve" with Dawes' Goldsmith and incorporated a few cherished pop covers, including the Persuasions' "The reason Do Fools Fall in Love" and the Clovers' "Affection Potion No. 9

"Nobody unites folk vocalists like the modesty of evaluating another melody before Joni f-ruler Mitchell," expressed Carlile in the prologue to the Newport set she arranged and coordinated

as per RS; long-lasting fan and companion Carlile covered Mitchell's milestone 1971 Blue collection in full at Carnegie Hall in Nov. 2021

The pair worked together on Mitchell's iconic 1969 melody "The two Sides Now," playing a quieted variant of the song as the stage brimming with artists sat in wonder at the expert class, with video of the exhibition getting country vocalist Wynonna touching away tears during the profound presentation secured via Carlile's bandmates, Phil and Tim Hanseroth

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