Containing artists representing the earliest generations of folk, the 1960's folk revival, and the last four decades, this mix celebrates some of the finest female musicians in the Vault through the perspective of folk history.
-The similarities between the musicians over time seem stronger than the differences. Themes of loss, love, and social injustices have never gone out of style. Also, Alela Diane reminds me of Cousin Emmy for both tangible and intangible reasons.
-It's somewhat remarkable that there are so many female folksters out there today. The ones here are only ones that have recorded Daytrotter sessions, so let us know about others that are out there.
-Speaking of still being active, Joan Baez is on Twitter: @joancbaez
Yesterday she did jazzercise and went to see The Dead. It's pretty awesome to be able to get random musings from such a legend on a semi-consistent basis.
-"The Rolling Thunder Review" tracks are actually solo Joni Mitchell songs.
Thanks for listening, and enjoy!