Joni Mitchell Her triumphant return on the stage 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, as well as a host of musicians such as Holly Laessig of Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Wynonna Judd, and Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.
Joni performed a fewThis is her fan favorites during the 13-song set, including “Amelia,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Summertime,” “Both Sides Now,” “A CaseThis is 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 frontThis is an audience once again, to which she replied, “No, I’ve never been nervous about being in front of an audience. It should be enjoyable. It wasn’t something I thought I could do. “But I wasn’t too bad tonight!