Joni Mitchell presents the first complete set in over 20 years at the Newport Folk Festival

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Folk singer Joni Mitchell She graced the stage at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, performing her first full ensemble in more than twenty years at the age of 78.

Mitchell joins festival headliner Brandi Carlisle as she recreates the music group “Johnny Jam,” previously staged in Mitchell. Los Angeles Homepage. Other fellow musical artists, including Winona Judd, Allison Russell and Marcus Mumford, also participated in the “Johnny Jam” entertainment gathering.

“But how are we going to get Johnny Jam without our queen?” Carlisle asked the crowd. “has not been!”

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Brandy Carlisle introduces Joni Mitchell to a special Johnny Jam at the Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams State Park on July 24, 2022.
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in her first Newport Folk Festival Since 1969, the band Mitchell has sung many of their songs, including “The Circle Game” and “Big Yellow Taxi”.

She eventually took the lead in “Carrie” and also played a “meditative” piece on guitar – the first time she’s played the guitar publicly since 2015 health scare After he had an aneurysm, according to the Boston Globe.

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Joni Mitchell performs during the Newport Folk Festival on July 24, 2022, in Newport, Rhode Island.

Joni Mitchell performs during the Newport Folk Festival on July 24, 2022, in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Near the end of her 13-song set, Mitchell is seen fighting back tears.

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“Did the world just stop? Has everything gone wrong with it?” Mitchell asked the crowd.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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