Mimi & Richard Farina

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk female vocalists folkmusik mimi Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

8 March 1937, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 April 1966, Carmel, California, USA. A songwriter, novelist and political activist, Fariña was drawn into folk music following his marriage to singer Carolyn Hester. Their ill-starred relationship ended in 1961 when, following a European tour, Richard decided to remain ‘in exile’ to work on his first novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me. It was during this time that Fariña’s first recordings were made. Dick Fariña & Eric Von Schmidt, the product of a two-day session in the cellar of London’s Dobell’s Jazz Shop with Eric Von Schmidt, also featured an impromptu appearance by Bob Dylan, masquerading under his celebrated pseudonym, Blind Boy Grunt.

Fariña returned to America in 1963 where he married Mimi Baez, the sister of folk singer Joan Baez. The couple began performing together and were latterly signed to Vanguard...

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