WUMB January Program Guide

Joan Baez

We’ve all had a long standing love affair with Joan Baez, haven’t we. For some of us it has been going on for 50 years or more. She is the young woman, standing barefoot on the stage of Club 47 (back when it was at 47 Mt. Auburn St.) in that iconic image that so represents the early days of the folk revival in Cambridge. We admired her stand against the Viet Nam War, and her fearless support of draft resistors. We appreciated the fact that, over the years, she’s introduced us to so many great songwriters. People like Dar Williams and Richard Shindell, who she took on tour with her in addition to recording their songs.

 And we are not alone in our admiration. David Bromberg, David Crosby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, The Indigo Girls, Judy Collins, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson all celebrated her life an music at Joan’s 75th Birthday Celebration. There is a recorded document of that special occasion featuring all of those folks, preforming some of you favorite songs associated with Ms Baez. For a contribution of just $90 (that’s just $7.50 a month) you can get your own copy of this special 2 CD recording and help keep the music of Joan Baez and all you other favorite artist right here on Listener Supported Public Radio WUMB. Just click on the donate now button, and thank you.

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