Joan Baez appeared before a sold out audience for her 75th birthday concert on Wednesday night, Jan 27, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, where she performed with an all star cast of music legends.
On the concert stage was David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson and Nano Stern.
The concert was recorded by Thirteen Productions for WNET New York for broadcast on PBS’s Great Performances series.
The show began an 18-city tour, once again partnering with Amnesty International, but this time highlighting America’s racially biased mass incarceration.
Here Joan Baez, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson perform at the concert.
All Photos by Frank Beacham
Joan Baez and Jackson Browne
Emmy Lou Harris
Joan Baez and Judy Collins
Jackson Browne, Joan Baez and Emmy Lou Harris