Review: Joan Baez, 77, Still America’s Folk Music Queen on ‘Whistle Down the Wind’

Joan Baez’s first album since 2008 is ‘Whistle Down the Wind.’ Dana Tynan

The incandescently vibrating soprano is worn down nearer a burnished alto after a half century of committed music-making and activism. Yet the takeaway from Joan Baez’s latest – following her well-earned 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – is how essential her work remains. More