Joan Baez 2014 Tour Schedule
Few artists have such a monumental impact not just on the music industry, but also
on the social landscape. Joan Baez is famous for two things: her folksy, singer-songwriter sound and her social activism.
She is a musical force of nature who has used her musical talent to influence and change the world, and has never been one
to take a back seat and let others dictate her future. This spunky and talented musician is a delight to see perform live,
and by heading to StubHub, you can grab tickets to one of her upcoming shows.
Joan Baez is packing up her guitar and
heading to major cities around the country, like Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Eugene, and Troutdale. She is ready to hit the
road with the Indigo Girls, an American folk rock duo that shares Baez's love for female-centered folk music. So prepare for
a night of fun and refreshing folk music from one of the most influential folk singers of the 1960s and grab your tickets
from StubHub to see Joan Baez perform live!
Joan Baez Background
When Baez was young, her father's friend
gave her a ukulele. All she needed to learn were four chords, and with that knowledge she was able to play rhythm and blues
and practice her favorite style of music. The gift of the ukulele fostered Baez's love for music, and in 1957, when she was
sixteen years old, she bought her first Gibson acoustic guitar.
Her family moved to Massachussetts for her father's
job, and this move turned out to be fortuitous for Baez, as Boston was one of the epicenters for the up-and-coming folk music
scene. Baez took her guitar and her gifted voice and started performing in Boston and near Cambridge, and because the club
and bar owners recognized her immense talent, they continued to ask her back. She became a regular performer in the Boston
music scene, and she soon decided she needed to record an album. She and a couple other folk lovers got together and recorded
an album in a basement, and before she knew it, her career ignited. Baez signed with Vanguard Records after receiving major
recognition from her performance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
Baez became one of the most recognizable folk singers
of the 1960s, performing at major protests and supporting the counterculture movement with her music. She was outspoken about
civil-rights issues, and after performing the civil-rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" at demonstrations in Berkeley, California,
she became permanently linked to the civil-right movement. In 1969, Baez was given a podium at Woodstock, which she took to
sing her beloved folk songs and to call for social and political change. Her years of protesting made her one of the most
prominent figures of social activism, and she helped spread counterculture throughout the United States.
It may no longer
be the 1960s, but you can still hear this legendary folk singer perform live as she heads back out on the road. Grab your
tickets to see Joan Baez from StubHub today!
Some of Baez's greatest hits include "Diamonds
and Rust", "Sweeter for Me", "Love Song to a Stranger", and "Dida". Although she wrote and sang many original songs, Baez
is perhaps most well known for her unique and beautiful covers of popular folk songs, including Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist
of Fate" and J. R. Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". She recorded breathtaking covers of some of the biggest
names in music, including The Beatles, Woody Guthrie, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Her brilliant voice
and folksy tunes have become legendary over the years, and you have the chance to see her perform them live!
you know that Joan Baez jump-started Bob Dylan's career?
While at the forefront of the American roots revival, she introduced
her audiences to Bob Dylan's music. Thanks to Baez, Dylan went from relatively unknown to one of the most well known musicians
in history. Baez and Dylan didn't just inspire one another musically, but they were also romantically involved for several
years. They ended their romantic relationship in 1965, but still continued to draw on each other for musical inspiration.
When you close your eyes at a Joan Baez concert, you can practically experience time travel, her
soulful voice transporting you back to the crowded field at Woodstock or the jam-packed lawn at the March on Washington. Baez
was an instrumental force in the social revolution in the '60s, and seeing her perform live will take your breath away. Often
referred to as "the barefoot Madonna", this legendary folk singer will put on one of the most interesting and unforgettable
performances you will ever see. So don't miss out on an opportunity to see this social icon perform live and grab your tickets
from StubHub now!