Iconic folk singer Joni Mitchell performed a full live set for the first time in over two decades
Folk superstar Joni Mitchell delighted fans by performing a full live set for the first time in over 20 years.
The Big Yellow Taxi singer surprised music fans when he took the stage during a WE popular music festival on Sunday (July 24).
His appearance came as a shock as Mitchell was suffering from illness health for a number of years.
So who exactly is Joni Mitchell, where did she perform, what songs did she sing, what illness does she suffer from and how old is she?
Here’s what you need to know.
Where did Joni Mitchell perform?
Joni Mitchell performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday July 24.
It is an annual American folk music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, America, which began in 1959.
This means that this year’s event, which took place from July 22-24, was the 63rd.
The Newport Folk Festival was one of America’s first modern music festivals and is still a favorite among music fans.
What songs did Joni Mitchell sing?
Mitchell didn’t take the stage alone, according to a report by the popular American music and culture magazine, rolling stone.
She was backed by a group of fellow musicians that included new solo singer Marcus Mumford, Brandi Carlile, Blake Mills, Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith, Wynonna and more.
They all joined Mitchell as she sang some of her most beloved songs
They started the set with Mitchell singing along to songs such as Carey from Blue, featuring Carlile, as well as Come in From the Cold featuring Dawes’ Goldsmith and included some beloved pop covers, including Why Do Fools Fall in Love by Persuasions and Clovers Love Potion No. 9.
Mitchell and Carlile, who are longtime friends, also collaborated on Mitchell’s signature 1969 song “Both Sides Now,” playing a hushed version of the ballad.
Video of the performance shows onlookers falling silent and country singer Wynonna wiping away tears during the moving performance, which was anchored by Carlile’s bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroth.
Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius and vocalist Celisse Henderson then stepped in for a performance of Mitchell’s classic Big Yellow Taxi.
The highlight for many attendees, however, was when Mitchell pulled out an electric guitar and played a solo on Just Like This Train from his best-selling 1974 album, Court and Spark.
She ended the set with a throwback to a song she performed over half a century ago, in 1969 at the Newport Folk Festival, “The Circle Game.”
What disease does Joni Mitchell suffer from?
Mitchell has had many health issues in recent years, including a stroke, polio, post-polio health issues, and Morgellons disease, a rare and mysterious disease.
Morgellons disease is a rare condition that involves fibers appearing under the skin or emerging from slowly healing skin wounds. The fibers can be red, green, blue, white or black.
People with the disease experience pain, tingling, crawling, or burning sensations on the skin. These symptoms can last a long time and seriously affect the quality of life of the affected person.
Other symptoms include fatigue, insomnia, joint pain, itching, depression and anxiety.
The condition is controversial because while some doctors and scientists believe it is based on an infection, others believe it may be purely psychological.
However, there are over 10,000 known cases of Morgellons disease worldwide, most of them in the United States.
Due to her health issues, Mitchell is rarely seen in public and does not perform.
How old is Joni Mitchell?
Joni Mitchell was born on November 7, 1943.
This means that she is now 78 and will turn 79 later in 2022.
Who is Joni Mitchell?
Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
She is an iconic performer in folk, pop, rock, classical and jazz music genres, and her songs often reflect social and philosophical ideals as well as her feelings about romance, femininity, disillusionment and joy.
She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, which began in 1964, including ten Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Rolling Stone magazine called her “one of the greatest female composers of all time”, and AllMusic called her “one of the most important and influential female artists of the late 20th century. “.
Her performance at the Newport Folk Festival was Mitchell’s first sold-out public concert since 2000 due to poor health.