New release: Joan Baez – Whistle Down The Wind

New release: Joan Baez – Whistle Down The Wind

Joan Baez - Whistle Down The WindOut 2nd March 2018
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Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, will release a new album, Whistle Down The Wind, on March 2 2018. Produced by three-time Grammy® Award winner Joe Henry and recorded over ten days of sessions in Los Angeles, Whistle Down The Wind gathers material by some of Baez’s favourite composers.

In conjunction with the new album, Joan will undertake an extensive 2018 world tour, including UK and ROI dates in March and May. Speaking of the tour, which will begin on March 2 in Stockholm, Baez says "While 2018 will be my last year of formal extended touring, I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud. I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favourites with my audiences around the world."

Whistle Down The Wind is Joan’s first new studio album in a decade, since 2008’s critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated Day After Tomorrow, which was produced by Steve Earle.  Its release ignited an extraordinary decade of achievement by Joan, including: the PBS American Masters series premiere of her life story, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound (2009), which underscored the 50th anniver­sa­ry of Joan’s debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.  Joan’s seminal debut album of 1960 was honoured by the National Academy of Record­ing Arts & Sciences in 2011, which inducted it into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame; and subsequently by the Library of Congress in 2015, which selected it to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. That same year, Amnesty International bestowed its highest honour on Joan, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, in recognition of her exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights and she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2017.

Record-breaking years of touring in the recent past included Joan’s first tours in three decades in both Australia (2013) and South America (2014).  Joan’s 75th birthday was celebrated at New York’s Beacon Theater in January 2016, where she was joined by Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris and a host of others.

Joan’s first solo exhibition of paintings was presented in Mill Valley, CA in 2018.  The collec­tion celebrated “Mischief Makers” – portraits of risk-taking visionaries who have brought about social change through non-violent action.  The entire 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 centre on campus.

Joan Baez remains a musical force of nature of incalculable influence.  She marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, 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, and stood with old friend Nelson Mandela in London’s Hyde Park as the world celebrated his 90th birthday. Joan’s earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963.  Thus began a tradition of mutual mentoring that continues on Whistle Down The Wind, and which will reverberate long into the future across Joan’s lifetime of recordings.

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1. Whistle Down The Wind (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
2. Be of Good Heart (Josh Ritter)
3. Another World (Anohni)
4. Civil War (Joe Henry)
5. The Things That We Are Made Of (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
6. The President Sang Amazing Grace (Zoe Mulford)
7. Last Leaf (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
8. Silver Blade (Josh Ritter)
9. The Great Correction (Eliza Gilkyson)
10. I Wish The Wars Were All Over (Tim Eriksen)


Upcoming Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
Friday, 2nd March 2018 Stockholm Stockholm Waterfront Sweden

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Saturday, 3rd March 2018 Malmo Malmo Live Sweden

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Monday, 5th March 2018 Oslo Konserthus Norway

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018 Copenhagen DR Koncerthuset Denmark

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Saturday, 10th March 2018 Gothenburg Koncerthuset Sweden

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Tuesday, 13th March 2018 York Barbican Centre United Kingdom

Venue phone: 0844 854 2757.

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Birmingham Birmingham Symphony Hall United Kingdom

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Friday, 16th March 2018 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall United Kingdom

Venue phone: 0141 353 8000.

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Saturday, 17th March 2018 Edinburgh Usher Hall United Kingdom

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Monday, 19th March 2018 Belfast Belfast Waterfront Hall United Kingdom

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018 Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre Ireland

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Thursday, 22nd March 2018 Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre Ireland

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Sunday, 25th March 2018 Frankfurt Alte Oper Hall Germany

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Monday, 26th March 2018 Munich Philharmonie (Munich) Germany

Address: c/o Wilhlem Gienger KG Poinger Straße 4 85570 Markt Schwaben.

Venue phone: 49 (0)8121 / 444 66.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 Bristol Colston Hall United Kingdom

Venue phone: 0117 922 3686.

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Thursday, 24th May 2018 Manchester Bridgewater Hall United Kingdom

Venue phone: 0161 950 0000.

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Saturday, 26th May 2018 Gateshead The Sage Gateshead United Kingdom

Venue phone: 0191 443 4666.

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Monday, 28th May 2018 London Royal Albert Hall United Kingdom

Address: Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP.

Venue phone: 0845 401 5045.

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Tuesday, 29th May 2018 London Royal Albert Hall United Kingdom

Address: Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP.

Venue phone: 0845 401 5045.

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Thursday, 31st May 2018 Hamburg Mehr! Theater Germany

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Monday, 4th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Thursday, 7th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Friday, 8th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Sunday, 10th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Monday, 11th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Thursday, 14th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Saturday, 16th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Sunday, 17th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France

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Saturday, 28th July 2018 Halle / Saale Freilichtbühne Peißnitz Germany

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Sunday, 29th July 2018 Berlin Zitadelle Spandau Germany

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Tuesday, 31st July 2018 Ludwigsburg Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg Germany

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018 Schwetzingen Schlossgarten Schwetzingen Germany

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Friday, 3rd August 2018 Colgne Roncalliplatz Germany

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