Joan Baez is a integral part of the early years of Rock. Her folk-styled tunes kept her completely relevant into the ’70s. Unfortunately, as time wore on, her importance seemed to dissipate. Nevertheless, her contributions to our music as she wrote and/or sung them in the ’60s and into the ’70s, were vibrant threads of our core. With over 50 years in the world of music, there is much she had to say and sing.
On January 27th, 2016, Joan Baez performed in a show that celebrated her 75th birthday. The show was performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. She was joined on the stage by Jackson Brown, David Bromberg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, David Crosby, Judy Collins, Emmy Lou Harris, The Indigo Girls, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson, Damien Rice, and Nano Stern. She performed a set of career-spanning songs.
This show is being captured and delivered as a 2CD/DVD Edition called Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration. Additionally, the show is being released on a single DVD. The two sets are being self-released on her own Joan Baez Records label but distributed by Universal Music Group. Both sets issue on June 10.
Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration – Joan Baez & Friends
01. God is God
02. There But For Fortune
03. Freight Train
05. She Moved Through the Fair
06. Catch the Wind
07. Hard Times Come Again No More
08. Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
09. Seven Curses
10. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
11. Oh Freedom/ Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
01. The Water Is Wide
02. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
03. House of the Rising Sun
04. She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
05. Before The Deluge
06. Diamonds & Rust
07. Gracias a la Vida
08. The Boxer
09. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
10. Forever Young