Still at It! A Little Inspiration…

collins and baez

Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday with a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, sharing the stage with a host of friends including David Crosby, the Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples, and more.   For me, it was something close to heaven and took me right back to high school…

I was in high school in Oberlin, Ohio in the late 60s, and, in those years, virtually all of the “folks” arrived in town for concerts which, given the size of the college and the town itself, were intimate and very special.   I actually sold my bike to pay for a ticket to see Joan Baez when I was in the 9th grade…and when Judy Collins came to town, a group of us sneaked into the basement of the Rathskeller in Wilder Hall to listen to her in rehearsal.  ( We got caught, of course.) Seeing these two still at it at ages 75 and 77 is pretty awesome.


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