Folk Thursday: Joan Baez, ca. 1973

I’ve had “Love Song to a Stranger” stuck in my head all day and wound up playing it during my guitar lesson. (Score another one for the hippie: Zaphod had never heard it before. I think I am slowly but surely turning him into a folkie….)

I really like this version. Very simple, very sad, and very pretty — and could Joan Baez be any more gorgeous here? She makes that line about “dark eyes that melted your soul” seem very convincing.

I wish she’d come to Oklahoma. I haven’t had a chance to see her in concert in almost 20 years, which is way too long.


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