Joni Mitchell has announced a new live album capturing her surprise set at last year’s Newport Folk Festival. Out July 28 via Rhino, AT NEWPORT was produced by Mitchell and Carlile and features liner notes by Cameron Crowe. Check out Mitchell’s performance of ‘Both Sides Now’ at Newport below.
“Mitchell emerged from the side of the stage, swaying smoothly, in fine summer-style with beret and sunglasses,” Crowe wrote. “Her good-natured mood instantly set the tone. This performance would be an intimate gathering of friends, not unlike the Joni Jams she’d been hosting in her own living room over the last few years of recovery. Smiling broadly, Mitchell made her surprise appearance, taking her on-stage seat alongside Carlile. Within minutes, the news had rocketed around the globe. Mitchell was back, sparkling with enthusiasm, delivering a tender and passionate set of 13 songs, ending with a joyful sing-along of ‘The Circle Game’.”
on June 10, Mitchell is set to perform a Joni Jam at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington, with special guest Brandi Carlile.