The Boston Clock reported that the legend performed his first concert Sunday at Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Fest. In 2002 he was in ill health and the show was.
Joni Mitchell suffered an aneurysm in 2015. Since then he has been steadily getting sicker.
Mitchell attended the festival and was joined by fellow Mumford artists including Alison Russell and Mark Manfred. She was sitting on a wing chair and was wearing a dress and sunglasses. 53 years after he celebrated this Newport festival.
“Johnny Jam,” explains Carlyle, is a musical entertainment that in recent years has brought famous friends like Elton John to Mitchell’s Los Angeles home.
In addition to singing, Mitchell played solo electric guitar for half of the set, which he later played in public. When he gave a speech in public addressing the audience he asked the question “Has the world stopped”. And there he performed “Both Sides Now”.