joan baez

"You better talk to a shrink because you’ve got serious psychological disorders."
MR: You’ve put a lot of your life into so many humanitarian and political causes. How do you personally keep the stamina
Dylan's off-and-on engagement with politics is intriguing. But his peace and justice songs have had a life of their own. "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" in particular will forever be linked to the progressive movements of the 1960s and used to rally people to protest for a better world.
Through the combination of diplomacy and technology we are becoming a more integrated society. Music is the proof and leading language used to help keep us mixing and interacting with each other and each other's content.
Joan Baez gets taken for granted sometimes, and her new birthday concert on PBS reminds us why that should not happen.
I screened the documentary movie Mavis! lead singer of her family group, The Staple Singers.
As a musician, or as an Artist, as I prefer to think of myself, I often feel there is way too much pressure on us creatives to be this undefinable super-being for the world.
"I never dared to be radical when young," Robert Frost said, "for fear it would make me conservative when old." Joan Baez is Exhibit A that Frost was wrong.
Hear her eight biggest songs and vote for your favorite in our poll.
Dar Williams is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician with 10 critically acclaimed studio albums. She has also taught at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival song school, published two novels, and led the "Give Bees a Camp."
David Crosby is ensconced with a very elite group of musicians who used their songs and harmonies to end a war, discrimination and government wrongdoing. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez are others in this small group of troubadours that made a difference in the 1960's and 70's.
Bravo bravo bravo to Miley Cyrus for carrying the torch of social activism and most articulately publicly raising consciousness surrounding the hypocrisy, absurdity and stupidity of our culture's puritanical mores last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show!
Huston Smith was 93-years-old, plagued by hearing loss, weakened eyesight, and debilitating osteoporosis. You'd think he'd be ready to take it easy.
Woody Guthrie, America's most revered troubadour for social justice, would be 103 years old if he were alive today. He was born on July 14, 1912. Although he died in 1967 at 55, his songs have endured.