Joan Baez: The Voice Heard ‘Round The World

Joan Baez epitomizes the ideal of the American folk singer. Ever since rising to national prominence in the early ‘60s, she’s stood at the crossroads of music and social protest, adhering firmly to the belief that music can in fact … Continued

Joan Baez, “The Cherry-Tree Carol”

“The Cherry-Tree Carol” is one of the few Christmas songs that was also collected by the American scholar James Francis Child, in his famous Child Ballads, published in ten volumes beginning in 1882. The narrative focuses on an apocryphal story … Continued

Joan Baez: Sing Me Home Premieres on PBS in October

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.”

Pete Seeger, “We Shall Overcome”

"Sometimes we've had tears in our eyes when we joined together to sing it, but we still decided to sing it," Martin Luther King said.
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