JOAN BAEZ TO REISSUE THE COMPLETE GOLD CASTLE MASTERS AS SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET
TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME APRIL 7
FOUR VOICES TOUR WITH MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER AND INDIGO GIRLS, AMY RAY AND EMILY SALIERS OFF TO BRISK START AT BOX OFFICE
Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, will reissue three previous recordings—originally released on Gold Castle Records— as a special edition three-CD box set with extensive liner notes and additional material on April 7. The 30 collective tracks contained on Recently (originally released July 1987), Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring (recorded live in Bilbao, Spain, 1988, released April 1989) and Speaking of Dreams (November 1989) hold their own as some of the greatest song selection sequences of Joan’s entire discography. All three Gold Castle titles were produced by Alan Abrahams. You can pre-order the box set HERE.
Baez began working with Gold Castle Records in 1987 at the invitation of music industry veteran and company founder Danny Goldberg. The three records that resulted represent the virtual halfway point of her professional career.
In other news, Baez, will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes on Friday, April 7. Of the nomination Baez states, “I never considered myself to be a rock and roll artist. But as part of the folk music boom, which contributed to and influenced the rock revolution of the ‘60s, I am proud that some of the songs I sang made their way into the rock lexicon. I very much appreciate this honor and acknowledgement by the Hall of Fame.” The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The induction ceremony will have its television premiere on HBO and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.
Subsequently, in June, longtime friends Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will share the stage in a highly anticipated special group performance as Four Voices. These exclusive summer tour dates will include stops at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium with a second show added due to popular demand, Chicago’s Chicago Theatre and Toronto’s Massey Hall among many others. Tickets are on-sale now except for their show at Grand Rapids’ Meijer Gardens, which goes on sale in April. See below for a complete tour itinerary.
Baez’s career has spanned over 50 years during which she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic and continues to this day to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. She is the recipient of many honors including the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award as well as Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award. Her early albums introduced songs that found their way into the rock vernacular including “House Of the Rising Sun” (The Animals), “John Riley” (The Byrds) and “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin).
FOUR VOICES TOUR
*with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
June 2 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium*
June 3 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium*
June 5 /// Raleigh, NC /// North Carolina Museum of Art*
June 6 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Sprint Pavilion*
June 8 /// Kettering, OH /// Fraze Pavilion*
June 9 /// Rochester Hills, MI /// Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*
June 11 /// Chicago, IL /// Chicago Theatre*
June 12 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Meijer Gardens*
June 14 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall*
June 16 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
June 17 /// Lenox, MA /// Tanglewood*