Joni Mitchell to Release Live Album – Music News

Joni Mitchell hopes to release a live album featuring her set from the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

The veteran musician took the stage at the event in July to perform her first gig in over 20 years and now hopes to share the gig with more of her fans by compiling it into a live album that would feature classic tunes, including including ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘A Case of You’ and ‘Both Sides Now’.

The 78-year-old singer revealed the news during an interview with Sir Elton John on his ‘Rocket Hour’ podcast for Apple Music, with Elton asking Joni: ‘People out there, you haven’t heard of the Newport Folk Festival. , but I think there’s going to be an album coming out of that?”

Joni then replied, “Yeah, we’re trying to get it out there.”

The singer’s return to the stage marked her first full performance since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015 which left her unable to speak or walk for a time.

After Joni made her return to the festival in July, she revealed that it was the first time she felt nervous about performing. Speaking to CBS News after the show, she said: “I was never nervous about being in front of an audience, but I wanted to be good and I wasn’t sure I could do it. to be. But I didn’t look too bad tonight. “I think having a touch of death like that softens people up for me.” Joni learned to play guitar again by watching tutorials online She said, “I’m learning. I watch videos that are on the net to see where I put my fingers. It’s amazing what an aneurysm causes… how to get out of a chair, you don’t know how to get out of a bed. … Go back to childhood, almost. You have to relearn everything. “

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