In a sneak peek clip of the episode, the renowned singer-songwriter and activist discusses her latest album, Whistle Down the Wind and her tour to support it. The album is her first in nearly ten years and she tells Rather, “Thinking about this tour, and so the trick with an album is finding the songs.”
She adds that she asked people to write some of the songs and “a couple of them just dropped out of the sky like ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace’ and without that and ‘Another World’ it would be a nice folk album, but it wouldn’t have the depth that it has in these times where we’re confronting so much evil.”
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According to a press release for the impending episode, Baez also addresses her acclaimed humanitarian efforts throughout her prolific career and touches on her relationship with her friend, the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Baez has released more than 30 albums across a six-decade-plus music career. She notably performed a 14-song set at Woodstock and her 1960 self-titled debut album was inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. She is widely-known for covering other artists’ songs like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen and more. Whistle Down the Wind features songs written by Tom Waits, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter and more.
Tune into “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” tonight (Nov. 6) at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on AXS TV to hear Joan Baez’s candid conversation with award-winning newsman Dan Rather. Find AXS TV on your TV. Stay tuned to AXS for Joan Baez updates.