GNP welcomes iconic American folk singer, songwriter, musician and activist, Joan Baez, with very special guest singer, songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter to the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, October 8th at 8:00PM for one show only. Reserved seat tickets are $43.75 – $98.75 (includes $3.75 facility fee) and are on sale now without service charges at the Citi Wang Theatre box office (located at 270 Tremont Street). Tickets may also be ordered online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.982.2787. To order tickets via TTD, dial 800.943.4327. Normal box office hours are 12 Noon – 6:00 PM Tuesday-Saturday. The Citi Wang box office accepts all major credit cards.
Baez’s career has its roots in her now legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following which she was introduced onstage by Bob Gibson at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959. She released her first LP, Joan Baez, for Vanguard Records in 1960. With a mix of traditional ballads and blues, gospel, lullabies, Carter Family songs, Weavers and Woody Guthrie songs, cowboy tunes, ethnic folk staples of American and non-American vintage, and much more – her early Vanguard LPs won strong followings for Baez here and abroad. A musical force of nature, she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and participated in two of the early Amnesty International tours – the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986 and the Human Rights Now! tour in 1988. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war.
Joan’s earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into 1960’s rock and she quickly began to focus awareness on songwriters ranging from Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Phil Ochs, Richard Farina to Tim Hardin. Her most recent album, Day After Tomorrow, carries on Joan’s tradition of serving as a lightning rod for a wide array of songwriters, with material by Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and others, and was nominated for a Grammy.
Joan Baez is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and recipient of Amnesty International’s prestigious Ambassador of Conscience award.