Joan Baez Discusses Charisma and the Source of Her Voice in A First-Look At Tuesday’s ‘THE BIG INTERVIEW’

Legendary folk musician Joan Baez discusses her music, her early beginnings, and more in an all-new episode of The Big Interview—airing Tuesday, November 6 at 9pE/6pP.

In this exclusive first-look, Baez considers the idea of charisma and where it comes from, describing it as a lack of barriers between the artist and the audience. Baez sums up the source of her own charisma simply and succinctly, saying, “It just is. I thank God all the time, because it isn’t something I created—it’s something I came with.” Baez views her considerable talent for music and art as an important gift, and she has dedicated her life and career to nurturing it and sharing it as much as she can. She explains, “I always considered my job as ‘maintenance and delivery’: how to maintain it, and where to deliver it. And it’s the places I’ve chosen to deliver which have given the richness to my life.” Watch it here.

Additionally, the noted humanitarian takes Dan on a guided tour of her impressive painting studio; reveals the hope she feels in the young activists of today; reflects on her friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King; and explains why she decided to stop performing following her latest tour.

Her first album in ten years, Whistle Down The Wind was released earlier this spring to widespread praise (purchase here). The album debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart—Baez’s strongest chart position since 1975’s Diamonds & Rust.

To see more of this insightful episode, tune in to The Big Interview on Tuesday, November 6 at 9pE/6pP, only on AXS TV.

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