Joan Baez: Sing Me Home Premieres on PBS in October

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On October 14, PBS series American Masters will debut an installment called Joan Baez: Sing Me Home. Baez, who just celebrated her 50th year as a performer at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, has enjoyed a colorful and enduring musical career. According to a press release, the film “examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation.”

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On October 14, PBS series American Masters will debut an installment called Joan Baez: Sing Me Home. Baez, who just celebrated her 50th year as a performer at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, has enjoyed a colorful and enduring musical career. According to a press release, the film “examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation.”

The bulk of the film focuses on Baez’s most recent tour. Viewers will find her “in performance as well as intimate conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers. From a stop in Sarajevo, Bosnia…to Nashville.” Though the film highlights the 2008/2009 tour, some archive material documents Baez’s time in Vietnam, her prison visit from Martin Luther King, Jr., and her 1959 Newport Folk Festival appearance.

In addition to plenty of footage featuring Baez, the film will include live clips and exclusive interviews with the likes of David Crosby, Bob Dylan, and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

“From an early age, Joan Baez had the courage of her convictions, says American Masters executive producer Susan Lacy. “Her artistry and her commitment to human rights make her a musical and political force as relevant as when she first started.” Though Sing Me Home will be but a glimpse into the life of a legend, fans can expect a good show, encompassing all facets of Baez’s illustrious career.

Joan Baez: Sing Me Home premiers October 14 at 8 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings). One day prior to the film’s broadcast, fans can pick up the DVD/CD release from retailers nationwide.

Upcoming Joan Baez tour dates here.

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