SEPT 25 • 8PMBuy Tickets
Tickets: $123.50, $83.50, $73.50, $63.50, $38.50
Special offer! Every ticket for this show includes a CD or download of Joan Baez’s forthcoming album, Whistle Down The Wind. You will receive an email from a third party with instructions for redeeming this offer.
Acclaimed artist and activist Joan Baez has announced an extensive run of North American shows, titled “Fare Thee Well,” marking Baez’s last year of formal touring and including this performance at the historic Count Basie Theatre.
“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album of which I am truly proud,” says Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”
As a special offer to fans purchasing tickets for this show, a CD or digital download of her forthcoming album, Whistle Down The Wind, will be included with every ticket purchased. Whistle Down The Wind is out on March 2 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records. Rolling Stone calls the album “a moving reflection and summation of Baez’s life as a singer, musician and activist.”
Recorded over a ten-day period in L.A., Whistle Down The Wind was produced by 3-time Grammy Award-winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint and others) and includes songs written by Tom Waits, Anohni, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter, Eliza Gilkyson and more. Of working with Henry, Baez comments, “It was a hunch on both of our parts that we could make an album together. As it turned out it was a no brainer. We both work fast and were musically on the same wavelength. I work best with musicians who are as willing as I am to wing it and he assembled a group of players who did just that. Meaning invent each song from scratch.”
Baez remains a musical force of incalculable influence. She marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war, stood with old friend Nelson Mandela in London’s Hyde Park as the world celebrated his 90th birthday and, most recently, protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. To this day, she continues to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces.
Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts