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Watch St. Vincent Cover Joni Mitchell’s “Court and Spark” With Doveman

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: St. Vincent performs onstage during MOMA's Party in the Garden 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art on May 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Museum of Modern Art)

St. Vincent performed at New York City’s Panorama, Detroit’s Mo Pop, and the Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Annie Clark’s Friday set at Newport was unusual, however: a duo performance by her and noted singer-songwriter and arranger Doveman, also known as Thomas Bartlett, who played grand piano while Clark sang. They performed a slew of St. Vincent originals in this stripped-down, cabaret-like treatment, but also a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s 1974 classic “Court and Spark.” While no live footage of their performance of the song at Newport has yet surfaced, Bartlett did post video of he and Clark practicing on the road, with Bartlett playing a digitally emulated piano on his iPad. Watch those clips, and other footage from the Newport performance, below.

@tingalayo and I “rehearsing” for newport folk performance. love you, joni.

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@tingalayo part ii.

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