Joan Baez will retire from music next year following a 'Fare Thee Well' tour. The folk songwriting legend will perform a single night at Chicago Theatre in October.
What We Say
Joan Baez, acclaimed artist and activist, will begin her final, formal North American tour this September for her new album, "Whistle Down The Wind." The new music marks the first release from Baez since her 2008 Grammy-nominated album, "Day After Tomorrow." In the last decade, Baez's debut album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Library of Congress preserved her debut album in the National Recording Registry and Baez herself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Recorded over a ten-day period in Los Angeles, "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.