Joan Baez and The Indigo Girls will co headline a live concert at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on July 3. The show will consists of material from each of their large catalogs of work. The show will start at 7:30. Tickets start at $40.00.
Baez is a folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who has performed publicly for over 55 years, She has released over 30 albums. Her music has covered all genres from folk rock, pop, country and gospel music. She is fluent in Spanish as well as in English and she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages.
She began her recording career in 1960. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts of hit albums for two years.
Her recordings have included "Diamonds & Rust", "There but for Fortune" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Dixie, "Farewell, Angelina", "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word", "Joe Hill", "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome"
Five years ago, she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
She remains a musical force and influencer from marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, to singing on the first Amnesty International tour. Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock mainstream, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, beginning a tradition of mutual mentoring that continues to this day.
Her honors include: recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the greatest honor from the Recording Academy, Day After Tomorrow, her 2008 album was nominated for a Grammy. Its release was followed by the PBS American Masters premier of her life story, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound.
The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The duo began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia. They continued at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in Emory Village.
They released a self-produced, full-length record album in 1987 and then signed with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they have now resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company.
With twelve original studio albums, three live records, various Greatest Hits compilations, a Rarities and a Christmas record to their credit, the duo continues to challenge itself creatively, over and over again, adding to a body of work that includes Galileo, Shame on You, Closer To Fine, Kid Fears, Love of Our Lives, Making Promises, Get out the Map, Moment of Forgiveness, Least Complicated and Go.
After numerous Grammy nominations and awards and gold and platinum certifications and decades of touring in clubs, arenas and everything in between, Indigo Girls remain active and relevant, always viewing their music as a fresh opportunity for exploration and discovery. "We really work hard to not lean on any tried and true path in making our albums," says Ray in a statemnt. "So when it comes to writing new songs and working and performing with different musicians, every record and every tour feels like a completely different adventure for us.
The Greek Theatre is located in Griffith Park at:
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90027.
Joan Baez / Indigo Girls
Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Price: $60.00 / $50.00 / $40.00
For more information on this show and to see the full line up of shows at The Greek Theare: http://www.greektheatrela.com