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After four decades Joan Baez returns with Bowery Songs, a new live album that captures both classic and unreleased material from her November 6, 2004 performance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. USA Today called Baez: "the matriarch of modern folk music" and The Washington Post recently said of Baez's live performances, "She commanded newer compositions with grace and agility."
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5 things to know about Joan Baez's farewell tour / The Oakland Press
After more than 60 years of performing, it's all over now -- sort of -- for Joan Baez. The folk music icon and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is in the midst of her final North American tour, playing her wealth of signature songs -- "Diamonds and Rust," "We Shall Overcome," The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Joe Hill" and many of good friend and contemporary Bob Dyla...
Joan Baez says "nobody could have written this stuff" / PRI
The 1960s was a turbulent decade in American history. There were political assassinations, the US was embroiled in the Vietnam War and marchers for civil rights occupied the country's streets. One of the voices who defined the music of that decade was Joan Baez, who debuted her first album when she was just 19 years old. Now 77, Baez says for all the turmoil that occurred in the '60s, she never c...
Joan Baez delivers mindful installments at Dublin's BGE Theatre / Irish Examiner
Joan Baez has declared that this is to be her final tour. She isn't quite going out with a roar, over-the-top displays of emotion never having been the protest singer's style. Instead, at Dublin's BGE Theatre, it was an evening that measured out its anger in mindful instalments, with the 77-year old New Yorker confronting environmental destruction, anti-immigrant prejudice and American g...
Joan Baez - Whistle Down The Wind / npr: first listen
When Joan Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, she jettisoned much of the inside-baseball career reflection usually seen in acceptance speeches. Instead, Baez connected the dots between the folk scene from which she emerged, her life-long dedication to the nonviolence movement and political activism, and how vital it is to repair today's divisive society. Whistle Down Th...
TODAY: Oct. 8 is 'Joan Baez Day' / The Boston Globe
It's official: Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons has declared Oct. 8 as "Joan Baez Day" in the city of Cambridge. Simmons issued a proclamation stating that Baez was a key figure in the city's fledgling folk scene, dating back to her earliest performances at Club 47 in the late 1950s, and "she continues to remember Cambridge fondly as a hub of creativity and inspiration." The timing is perfect because Ba...
Joan Baez Announces Fall tour dates / mxdwn.com
Iconic folk singer Joan Baez has confirmed her latest United States tour, which will take place in October and November. The tour commences in the Northeast with an October 4 appearance in Portland, Maine and concludes a month later on the West Coast with a show at Oakland's Fox Theatre. The concerts in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA will feature a guest appearance by Mary Chapin Carpenter. The...
Joan Baez Comes to the Santa Barbara Bowl with the Indigo Girls / Santa Barbara Independant
"What becomes a legend most?" a 1960s ad campaign used to ask. For Joan Baez, the answer is change. After all, the voice of the boomer generation has been through several wringers and managed to move along with the changing times. From the archetypal, willowy folkie strumming "Blowin' in the Wind" to the pregnant, short-haired antiwar figure who sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" at Woodstock to a wistful h...
Joan Baez: Dylan, Steve Jobs, Dr King & Me / Mojo Interview
WHEN JOAN BAEZ SAW ex-boyfriend Steve Jobs for the last time before he died, she asked him a rather profound question. "I said, ‘How does it feel to have changed the world?' He said, ‘OK.'" Apple founder Jobs could easily have asked the same of folk music and counter-culture legend Baez, who stars in the MOJO Interview in the latest edition of MOJO magazine. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW...
Joan Baez set to headline this summer's Vancouver Folk Music Festival
SHE STOOD SHOULDER to shoulder with Pete Seeger at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. It was at the dawn of a career that's seen Joan Baez mingle music with activism, from her involvement with the U.S. civil-rights movement to her appearance at Zuccotti Park in 2011 in support of Occupy Wall Street-where she sang a version of the Rolling Stones' "Salt of the Earth", no less. When Jericho Beach is oc...
Joan Baez interview with Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty correspondents Hannah Kaviani and Salome Asatiani spoke with Joan Baez about her work, beliefs, and social activism. An iconic American folk singer and civil-rights activist, Baez joined Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama, and Frederik Willem de Klerk in Prague as delegates at this month's annual Forum 2000 conference promoting human rights. READ THE INTERVIEW...
Joan Baez releases her 24th studio album: Day After Tomorrow. Produced by Steve Earle
Joan Baez's 24th studio album, Day After Tomorrow will be released September 9 on Bobolink/Razor & Tie Entertainment. The album is Baez's first studio album since 2003's Dark Chords On a Big Guitar and follows her acclaimed 2005 live album Bowery Songs. Produced by Steve Earle, Day After Tomorrow continues Baez's role as a musical curator and interpreter of songs and includes material...
Over 4 decades after her landmark live album, Joan Baez returns with 'Bowery Songs'
Over four decades after her landmark live album, In Concert, Joan Baez returns with Bowery Songs-a new live album that captures her November 6, 2004 performance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. USA Today has called Baez "the matriarch of modern folk music" and Bowery Songs celebrates her career and legacy with both classic and previously unreleased material. Bowery Songs features f...