GPAC PRESENTS FOLK LEGEND JOAN BAEZ
GPAC presents an evening with the legendary folk songstress Joan Baez on Tuesday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Making her debut at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959, touring with Bob Dylan, performing at Woodstock, and winning awards and recognitions too numerous to mention, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Baez is perhaps best known for her songs The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Diamonds and Rust, both of which were huge cross-over hits on the pop/rock charts. A fierce champion of civil rights, a passion that is often reflected in her music, Baez has been called the conscience of a generation. She performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington in 1963 and, more recently, at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in London. Her life was the subject of a PBS American Masters documentary in 2009, with the CD Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound, released in October 2009. Baez can also be heard on Judy Collin's new CD, Paradise, and will be touring the U.S. during the summer of 2010.