The fabulous 78- time-old took the stage during an formerly star- speckled set billed as Brandi Carlile and musketeers

which included Wynonna Judd, Holly Laessig of Lucius, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, among others

Folk icon Joni Mitchell wowed the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday( July 24) when the “ Big unheroic hack ” songster took the stage for her first full- length live set in further than 20 times

has plodded with health issues and infrequently appeared in public since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015

Joni Mitchell gave her first full live performance since 2002 at this weekend’s Newport Folk jubilee

Mitchell, 78, joined country musician and friend Brandi Carlile at the jubilee to perform Mitchell classics including A Case of You

Both Sides Now and Big unheroic hack. During the 13- song set, Mitchell also performed the guitar solo from Just Like This Train

Joining her and Carlile – who has covered Mitchell’s 1971 reader Blue in full – were Marcus Mumford, Wynonna Judd, Blake Mills

I just realised, Joni’s the least nervous person over then, ” Carlile told the crowd

Watch vids of the performance at Pitchfork and read the setlist below