Conversation: Joan Baez

BY Arts Desk  October 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM EDT

Last night on PBS’s American Masters, viewers got an intimate portrait of one of America’s most famous singers. Joan Baez began performing with her guitar in coffee shops at just 17, but went on to help define the sound and social momentum of the 1960s with her politically-charged folk songs. She’s still performing, right now on tour in England, and she talked to us by phone about her life and her music earlier today.

 

Watch the full episode of American Masters’ “How Sweet the Sound”:

The DVD and soundtrack is also available at PBS.org.