“A moving reflection and summation of Baez’s life as a singer, musician and activist.”
“Joan Baez delivers another pearl, 10 deeply felt interpretations about the human condition and the state of the world. Baez’s voice is in fine form and if her range now is, unsurprisingly, more earth angel than angelic, it serves to enhance her expressiveness, the depth of the lyrics and the strength of the melodies.”
“the reigning queen of folk music”
“The strength of the 10-track offering lies in Baez’s tone and interpretation…
Where some tracks are shrouded in despair, Baez’s steady voice keeps the spirit
of the album balanced.”
“This particular batch of folk songs amplifies Baez ever-present gift for interpretation.”
“She chooses songs that convey a sense of ambivalence about our country’s fate, as though she must now work to muster something resembling hope. That struggle is what makes this album so compelling and ultimately so rewarding.”
“She’s at least leaving us with something special to remember her by with Whistle. Produced by Joe Henry, the record features a mix of songs…that look back warmly on the past and graciously on the present.”
“Whistle Down the Wind may be Joan Baez’s best album, for it showcases her way with a song: her emotional engagement with the lyrics, her passionate delivery of the story in the song, her somber or soaring musical setting of the lyrics. There are moments of purity, clarity, and grace on Baez’s album delivered powerfully and poignantly through her vision and her voice.”
- 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.
September 12—New Haven, CT—Shubert Theater
September 14 & 15—Boston, MA—The Wang Theatre
September 17—Montreal, QC—Place Des Arts Maison Symphonique
September 18—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall
September 21 & 22—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 25—Red Bank, NJ—Count Basie Theatre
September 26—Philadelphia, PA—Verizon Hall @ Kimmel Center for the Performing
September 28—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
September 29—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center
September 30—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 2—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater
October 3—Cleveland, OH—State Theatre
October 5—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre
October 6—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
October 24—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre
October 25—Santa Fe, NM—The Lensic Performing Arts Center
October 27—Phoenix, AZ—Celebrity Theatre
October 28—Tucson, AZ—Fox Tucson Theatre
October 30—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts
November 4—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall
November 5—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
November 8—Eureka, CA—Arkely Center for the Performing Arts
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—Royce Hall
November 15—San Francisco, CA—The Masonic
November 17 & 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater Oakland