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Joan Baez On ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ And Working Through Pessimism (NPR)

Joan Baez has dedicated her life to music — and the causes for which music can speak. The folk star began using her voice to protest in the 1960s, leading rallies against wars and discrimination alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. Though gentle, her renditions of “We Shall Overcome” and “What Have They Done to the Rain” served as the heartbeat to peaceful revolutions.

Last year, Baez was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at age 76. Soon after, she announced she would retire from touring after releasing a new album — her first in a decade. That release, Whistle Down the Wind, arrives this week. The singer says it was made over a period of just three visits with her collaborators, “which is how I like to work — fast.”

Read more at NPR.com, click here. Don’t miss Joan Baez live in Phoenix October 27th at Celebrity Theatre and Tucson October 28th at Fox Tucson Theatre.