Joni Mitchell

Folk icon Joni Mitchell drew crowds at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday (July 24) when the "Big Yellow Taxi" singer took the stage for

Joni Mitchell

Folk icon Joni Mitchell drew crowds at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday (July 24) when the "Big Yellow Taxi" singer took the stage for

Joni Mitchell

her first full-length live set in more than 20 years. In her first appearance at the annual gathering since 1969, the reclusive Michelle held 

Joni Mitchell

court on a golden chair for a 13-song set that included a parade of special guests paying tribute to the 78-year-old singer,

Joni Mitchell

who is a health professional. has been battling issues and has rarely been seen in public since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Joni Mitchell

Rolling Stone reported that Michelle was backed by a group that included new soloists Marcus Mumford, Brandi Carlyle, Blake Mills, Lucious, 

Joni Mitchell

Taylor Goldsmith, Winona and more, as they sang some of her most beloved songs as their voice. was given. The set opened 

with Blue's "Carrie" with Mitchell, "Carrie" with Carlyle, as well as "Come in the Cold" with Dawes Goldsmith, and included some beloved pop covers

"Nothing brings folk singers together like the humility of trying out a new song in front of Johnny F-King Mitchell," Carlyle said in the introduction to the Newport set,

"Nothing brings folk singers together like the humility of trying out a new song in front of Johnny F-King Mitchell," Carlyle said in the introduction to the Newport set,