Huge moment of emotion yesterday at the Newport Folk Festival, in the State of Rhodes Island in the United States.

As the closing concert announced “Brandi Carlile & friends,” spectators were surprised to see the country singer arrive on stage alongside folk music legend Joni Mitchell.

Victim of a serious aneurysm rupture in 2015, the 78-year-old Canadian artist performed thirteen songs in a fragile voice, including several of her classics.

Brandi Carline and Wynona Judd tears

Brandi Carlile, who accompanied her in duet on all titles or country singer Wynona Judd, who did some backing vocals, could not hold back their tears when they heard Joni Mitchell sing

Both Sides, Now

, a song written when she had 23 years old: "I've looked at life from both sides now/From up and down, and still somehow/It's life's illusions I recall/I really don't know life at all" ("J'ai vu la vie des deux sides/From above and below, and in a certain way/I only retain from life its chimeras/I know nothing about life, in truth”)

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The public also showed their enthusiasm loudly when she sang with a smile this line from the chorus of the sublime ballad A

case of you

"I would still be on my feet" ("I would always be on my feet"), or when she slung a guitar over his shoulder to do a solo on

Just Like This Train.

An inventive and exceptional guitarist, she had to completely relearn how to play after her aneurysm ruptured.

First full concert since 2002

This year, she had already appeared on stage for a tribute to her by other artists in Las Vegas, during the MusiCares gala preceding the Grammy Awards ceremony, but this is the first time that she has given a sold-out concert. since 2002.

Joni Mitchell was a major figure in the '60s folk rocker generation with hits like

Big Yellow Taxi

, an environmental anthem she performed on Sunday that was sampled by Janet Jackson for her track

Got 'Til it's gone


Both Sides, Now



, to the glory of the famous festival in which she had not yet participated in August 1969.


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