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.”

Get To Know the Funky Soul Folk of Kara Grainger

It’s the photograph. There she is, standing imperiously behind a silver trailer at the Joshua Tree desert, where Gram Parsons’ dead body was set on fire but didn’t burn, and countless other chemically-altered rockers went looking for UFOs. She is … Continued

15 Classic Songs About Dogs

Whether as hellhounds or loyal companions, canines have been part of our lives for thousands of years. Grant Maxwell, the author of How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll, put together this list of … Continued