Joan Baez has been as busy as ever since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She’ll be coming to Philadelphia with special guest Mary Chapin Carpenter on Sunday, October 9th at the Academy of Music.
Joan Baez. A musical force of nature, she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and participated in two of the early Amnesty International tours, the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986 and the Human Rights Now! tour in 1988. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war.
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