Who introduced Joan Baez to me – was it Dad or Mom? I can’t remember, and I think that’s a telling fact – her music appeals to men and women of all ages. Older Baez lovers remember the political movements she was a part of and the events her songs speak of. Young Baez lovers adore her stories and learn from them as if they were a history lesson.
In the car, my sister and I sang “Diamonds and Rust” at the ages of 8 and 10, not really understanding the lyrics but loving the way the words sounded, “Well I’ll be damned / Here comes your ghost again / But that’s not unusual / It’s just that the moon is full / And you happened to call…” Later, in our teenage years, we sang, “Prison Trilogy (Billy Rose),” and felt our angst dispelled inside stories of rebellion. Still later, now in our early 20’s, just beginning to understand the difficulties of love and living, we sang, “Please Come To Boston.”
In 2000, Joan Baez rocked the Door Community Auditorium and played to a crowd smitten with her overall awesomeness. She enjoyed the experience as much as we did, and she’s back again. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.dcauditorium.org or call 920.868.2728.