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Joan Baez Sage Gateshead 2007

Joan Baez Sage Gateshead 2007
I’ve only ever seen Joan Baez once in concert. This was quite recently at The Sage in 2007. The place was sold out, and full of 50 and 60 something ageing folkies and rockers who had all come to see the legendary protest singer. Joan was on stage very early, shorty after the published time of 7.30pm, and sang for over an hour. The performance finished around 9pm. Her voice was clear, and beautiful and she performed a set of classics such as The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Diamonds and Rust. Joan seemed to enjoy the evening and commented upon the beauty of the Sage as a concert venue. Between the songs she told little humorous anecdotes of her experiences and the many great people she has worked with over the years. Her songs remain as powerful as her voice, and she received a rapturous response from the North East crowd. The programme comes from a much earlier period, and was sent to me by my friend John.