Joni Mitchell Makes Uncommon Look for First-Ever Grammys Efficiency

Joni Mitchell is starting a conversation at the 2024 Grammys.

The legendary singer made a special appearance during the Feb. 4 pre-show to accept the trophy for Best Folk Album for Joni Mitchell at Newport [Live].

“I don’t know what to say about this,” Mitchell said in her speech. “We had so much fun at that concert, and I think you can feel it on the record. It’s a very joyous record because of the people that I played with, and the spirit of the occasion was very high.”

The 80-year-old added, “Even the audience sounds like music.” 

She was up for Best Folk Album against Dom Flemons‘ Traveling Wildfire, The Milk Carton Kids‘ I Only See the Moon, Nickel Creek‘s Celebrants, Old Crow Medicine Show‘s Jubilee, Paul Simon‘s Psalms and Rufus Wainwright‘s Folkocracy. (See the complete winners list.) 

Later in the night, Mitchell will take the stage at the Crypto.com Arena for her first-ever Grammy Awards performance. That’s right, even though Mitchell had won nine Grammys throughout her career and scored a total of 18 nominations before tonight, she’s never performed at the ceremony.

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