A moment of emotion… The famous Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell gave a surprise concert on Sunday at the Newport festival in the eastern United States. It was his first full show in 20 years.
The 78-year-old folk legend played and sang a duet with country star Brandi Carlile, for thirteen tracks, including some of his classics, such as A Case of You and Both Sides Now. She also delighted the audience with the electric guitar solo of Just Like This Train.
This year, she had already appeared on stage for a tribute to her by other artists in Las Vegas, during the MusiCares gala preceding the Grammy Awards ceremony, but this is the first time that she has given a sold-out concert. since 2002.
A major figure in the folk-rocker generation
Joni Mitchell had suffered a ruptured aneurysm in 2015 which left her partially paralyzed and for a time unable to speak.
She was a major figure in the folk-rocker generation of the 1960s with hits like Big Yellow Taxian environmental hymn she performed on Sunday, Both Sides, Now and Woodstockto the glory of the famous festival in which she had not yet participated in August 1969.