Joan Baez coming to Mount Baker Theatre July 20

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 16, 2014 

Joan Baez, Mount Baker Theatre

Joan Baez will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

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After nearly 60 years performing her custom blend of folk, rock and gospel music, Joan Baez continues to deliver a captivating stage show. She will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

The singer-songwriter who first topped the charts with her popular ballad "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," helped shape modern American music, collaborating with the likes of Judy Collins and Paul Simon, and famously introducing the world to her pal Bob Dylan.

Baez's latest recordings offer heartfelt interpretations of songs by venerable artists, ranging from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to the Beatles and Rolling Stones, as well as Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder and Natalie Merchant.

Throughout her music, Baez expresses herself as a socially conscious living archive of some of modern American history's most significant events. She marched in the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and organized resistance to the Vietnam War. In 2007, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, her influence on American culture and music deemed incalculable.

Tickets, $49 to $79, are at 360-734-6080 and mounbakertheatre.com.

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