New Joan Baez Album 'Whistle Down The Wind' Out 3/2
Whistle Down The Wind, the highly anticipated new album from Joan Baez, will be released March 2 via Bobolink / Razor & Tie Records and will be available for pre-order beginning this Friday, January 12. In advance of the release, the album's title track is premiering today at Rolling Stone, who calls it, "...a moving reflection and summation of Baez's life as a singer, musician and activist." Listen to/share the track HERE.
- 2009: PBS American Masters premiere of her life story, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound, which underscored the 50th anniversary of Baez's debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
- 2011: Baez' seminal debut album of 1960 honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 2011, which inducted it into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
- 2015: Library of Congress selects Baez's debut album to be preserved in the National Recording Registry.
- 2015: Amnesty International bestowed its highest honor on Baez, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, in recognition of her exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights.
- 2016: Baez's 75th birthday was celebrated at New York's Beacon Theater in January, where Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris and others joined her. The concert premiered on the PBS Great Performances series in May 2017.
- 2017: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction
- 2017: Baez's first solo exhibition of paintings, entitled "Mischief Makers," was presented in Mill Valley, CA. The bulk of the exhibit was subsequently purchased by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and donated to Sonoma State University, where it will eventually be displayed at an envisioned new social justice learning center on campus.