Joan Baez

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Joan Baez: where to start in her back catalogue
In the Listener’s digest series, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Today: the first lady of folk-rock

Owen Myers

08, Apr, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs
It was a blueprint for Live Aid and every mega-festival since. We survey a new archive box set – in full – to uncover the real story of these ‘three days of peace and music’

Bob Stanley

15, Aug, 2019 @11:29 AM

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All aboard the Bob Dylan express! How Rolling Thunder revved round America
When Dylan chanced upon a huge Roma gathering in France, he was transfixed – and formed his own travelling supergroup. As Martin Scorsese brings its ragtag magic to screens, we hitch a ride back to 75

Richard Williams

11, Jun, 2019 @2:26 PM

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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese review – passion on tour
This freewheeling doc hitches a ride in Dylan’s ‘75 tourbus, with Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and a young Sharon Stone in tow

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jun, 2019 @2:00 AM

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Joan Baez: ‘Music can move people to do things’
The veteran singer on her mixed emotions about her farewell tour, the women she most admires, and forever being linked to Dylan

Kate Kellaway

24, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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From Joan Baez to Taylor Swift: how musicians found a political voice
Taylor Swift’s intervention in the US midterm elections is all the more powerful because she is not typical of earlier activists

Ed Vulliamy

13, Oct, 2018 @3:59 PM

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Joan Baez review – queen of folk bids a poignant farewell
Eco-protests met lover’s laments as the 77-year-old marked her final tour with a stirring reminder of her fighting spirit

Stephen Moss

29, May, 2018 @4:31 PM

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Folk album of the month – Trembling Bells: Dungeness
Wild and rebellious British folk band enter adolescence with a howl of song and a glint in the eye. Plus: the Self-Preservation Society, You are Wolf, Rheingan Sisters and Joan Baez

Jude Rogers

09, Mar, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind review – a graceful farewell

Neil Spencer

04, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Robert Plant Lampedusa tour review – tenderly rocking for refugees
The former Led Zeppelin frontman warned that there would be no ‘Hobbit songs’ – instead he rolled out an empathetic set of Americana with guests including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Joan Baez

Jim Farber

19, Oct, 2016 @3:49 PM

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Tarabband – telling war stories through Arab music
Iraq-born musician Nadin Al Khalidi fled her homeland to escape beheadings and the ravages of war – she’s since found a new purpose recounting such tales through song

Homa Khaleeli

22, Jul, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Richard Fariña: lost genius who bridged the gap between beats and hippies
He was Thomas Pynchon’s roommate, he hung out with Bob Dylan and wrote an American cult classic, yet Fariña is a name few know outside of literary circles

David Barnett

25, Mar, 2016 @1:41 PM

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