Mudcat Café message #1703405 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90040   Message #1703405
Posted By: Maryrrf
26-Mar-06 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
Amy,
I was just talking to somebody about how I got hooked on folk music and I mentioned it probably started when I was in Junior High School and I heard that album with Joan Baez singing House Carpenter and Mattie Groves. I too love Joan's early material (I wish she'd do some more all traditional albums again). Also love her guitar picking style - always just right and never overpowering - just enough to enhance and frame the song. Yes, those old album deserve an honored place in anyone's folk music collection. Terry I'm afraid I was one of those Joan Baez wannabees but had a contralto voice - never could manage her soprano!