Happy birthday, Joan …
June 22, 1971. Life changed.
The Chirp releases her fourth album. Rolling Stone puts it at #30 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. NPR calls it the greatest album of all time made by a woman. I want to be buried with it when I go because I can’t imagine eternity without it.
The 71-year-old’s songs soundtrack moments of deep pain and joy for many, including writer Jayson Greene.
The singer’s artistic talent was on display in an exhibition of her portraits of noted activists, civil rights leaders, and others who have fought oppression and injustice
So good I think I’m gonna cry …
For more than 45 years, the legendary John Prine has written some of the most powerful lyrics in the American music canon. He brings some of his best to this unforgettable Tiny Desk performance.