Joan Baez

Joan Baez : How Sweet The Sound

How Sweet the Sound

THIRTEEN’s American Masters explores fifty years of folk legend and human rights activist Joan Baez in Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound, airing October 14 on PBS. Watch a Preview Features rare performance footage and candid interviews with David Crosby, Bob Dylan, ex-husband David Harris, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Roger McGuinn, and more Joan Baez made […]

Joan Baez : How Sweet The Sound

Outtakes from the Film

Watch fourteen outtakes from Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound, including performances by Joan and interviews with Joan and Steve Earle.

Joan Baez : How Sweet The Sound

About Joan Baez

The year 2008 was a landmark year for Joan Baez, marking 50 years since she began her legendary residency at Boston’s famed Club 47. She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable—marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for […]

Joan Baez : How Sweet The Sound

Essay by Filmmaker Mary Wharton

By Mary Wharton, Photos by James Fideler Mary Wharton showing footage to Joan Baez in her dressing room after a shoot. Growing up in the 1970’s, I was mostly aware of Joan Baez from her hits of that decade, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust.” I don’t think I had […]

Joan Baez : How Sweet The Sound

Fifty Years of Joan Baez

In the summer of 1958, Joan Chandos Baez, a 17-year old high school graduate (by the skin of her teeth) moved with her family — her parents Albert and Joan, older sister Pauline and younger sister Mimi — from Palo Alto to Boston. They drove cross-country with the Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley” all over the […]