Joni Mitchell To Perform at 2024 Grammys
Joni Mitchell will be performing at the 2024 Grammy Awards this weekend (Sunday 4 February).
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Though Mitchell has been nominated for 18 Grammys over the course of her career, it’ll be her first performance at the ceremony. The other artists set to take the stage at the 2024 Grammys are: Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, and U2, the latter of whom will be performing from the Sphere in Las Vegas.
Mitchell is nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2024 Grammys for Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live). She’s won nine competitive Grammys across her career, with the first coming in 1970 for Best Folk Performance for Clouds, and the the most recent arriving in 2022 for Best Historical Album for Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967).
Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live) captures the singer’s 2022 performance at the Newport Folk Festival, when she stunned the audience with a surprise performance – her first in 20 years.
Mitchell was joined on stage at the Newport Folk Festival by a star-studded band led by Carlile, the 9x GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter. Other performers included Carlile’s bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroth, Wynonna Judd, Marcus Mumford, Celisse, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and more.
Mitchell delighted the audience, blending her voice with the other singers on stage on classics like Big Yellow Taxi, A Case Of You, and Both Sides Now. For good measure, she even flashed her guitar prowess, playing a solo instrumental version of Just Like This Train.
In his liner notes for At Newport, Cameron Crowe writes about Mitchell’s arduous and miraculous recovery from a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 2015, that led to her emotional return at Newport.
“Mitchell emerged from the side of the stage, swaying smoothly, in fine summer-style with beret and sunglasses. 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.”