She’s been largely retired since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015, although she briefly appeared earlier this year during the Grammy Awards weekend celebrations.
Joni Mitchell took part in a surprise 13-track tribute show at this past weekend’s Newport Folk Festival – her first public performance since 2013.
It was her first appearance at Newport since 1969 and featured Brandi Carlile, Marcus Mumford, Wynonna Judd, Lucius, Blake Mills, Taylor Goldsmith and others.
When Mitchell wasn’t participating, she sat on a throne while the guests continued to perform. Clips of the show – including her delivery of “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Summertime,”and more
David Crosby tweeting: “Well I was wrong … she’s singing … she can sing … thank you, god … our world is little better tonight.”