During a 90-minute, no opener, no intermission set, Baez employed her famous vocal instrument, huskier and sweeter now in its three octave range, with songs spanning her 50-year career. Starting with "The Lily of the West" from 1961's Joan Baez Vol. 2, released when she was twenty years old, Baez moved gracefully into recent works from 2008's Steve Earle-produced Day After Tomorrow, including the Earle-penned "God Is God" and "Christmas in Washington." The latter Earle piece is an obvious Baez choice for its chorus "So come back, Woody Guthrie/ Come back to us now.Pitchfork Music Festival
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