Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001

1969.07.19  Newport Folk Festival—Festival Field  Newport, RI

Joni participated in an afternoon Songwriters Workshop
along with James Taylor, Paul Geremia and others.
Joni recalls that she first met James at this workshop.

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Photo by John Judge
Photo by Dan Beach.
Joni and Kris Kristoferson (Photo by John Judge)
James Taylor and Joni (Photo by John Judge)
Joni performing (Photo by John Judge)
(Photo by John Judge)
Joni Performing. Photo by Diana Davies.
Joni. Photo by Diana Davies.
Joni at songwriter's workshop, Newport, 1969 - photo: Dan Beach [danbeach]
New strings for Joni - Newport, 1969 - Photo: Dan Beach [danbeach]
Concert Poster.
Photo by Dan Beach
Photo by Dan Beach
Photo by Dan Beach
On stage: Joni, James Taylor, Jerry Jeff Walker, Happy & Artie Traum. Photo by Dan Beach
Photo by Dan Beach
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popeye1250 on 2014-Apr-24 at 15:08:37 GMT-5:
I'd just graduated too.(Woburn, Mass)
I think James Brown and Jethro Tull were there as well. So long ago it's just a flash in the pan. (45 years?)
I think they called it "The Newport Jazz Festival" but changed the name that year.
Joni, I think I probably owe you a few bucks, me and my friend snuck in!
We were good at climbing fences in those days! (Thankyou to all the fat cops!)
danbeach on 2010-Feb-22 at 16:59:45 GMT-5:
Also on the stage were Happy and Artie Traum, Jerry Jeff Walker and Kris Kristofferson.
janemurphy on 2009-Oct-03 at 18:36:09 GMT-5:
This must have been the second time! I'd just graduated from high school .It was raining lightly on the field, and there was a plastic bag over the microphone. I remember James and Joni seemed very friendly. I think Joni sang "For Free"! We stayed for the evening concert as well....