Joan Baez Readies New Album ‘Whistle Down the Wind’
It’s been 10 years since Joan Baez released an album, 2008’s Day After Tomorrow. Now the legendary artist has announced plans to release its follow-up.
Baez will release Whistle Down the Wind on March 2 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records. The 10-track collection features original and cover songs written by artists old and new, including Tom Waits, Josh Ritter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Anohni. Baez tapped Joe Henry to produce the album, with Henry also penning the song “Civil War.” The pair recorded the album over the course of a couple weeks at United Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
As part of an interview with Rolling Stone Country, Baez shared a first taste of the album in the form of its title track. Waits wrote that song, which originally appeared on his 1992 album Bone Machine, alongside Kathleen Brennan.
Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. She’ll tour extensively in 2018, though it will be, as she announced last year, her last year of regular touring.
Listen to “Whistle Down the Wind” and see the full album track list below.
Whistle Down the Wind track list:
- Whistle Down The Wind (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
- Be Of Good Heart (Josh Ritter)
- Another World (Anohni)
- Civil War (Joe Henry)
- The Things We Are Made Of (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
- The President Sang Amazing Grace (Zoe Mulford)
- Last Leaf (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
- Silver Blade (Josh Ritter)
- The Great Correction (Eliza Gilkyson)
- I Wish The Wars Were All Over (Tim Eriksen)