- Released: September 6, 2005
- Label: Koch Records
Uncut - p.903 stars out of 5
-- "The best news is that, accompanied by a classy folk-rock combo, the voice...has miraculously recovered much of its yearning purity."
Dirty Linen - p.61
"Baez demonstrates her still-potent vocalizing....[She] continues to make powerful statements..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.983 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he band, featuring guitarist Erick Della Penna, offer the right amounts of necessary finesse and compelling use of power..."
- 2.Rexroth's Daughter
- 3.Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
- 4.Joe Hill
- 5.Christmas In Washington
- 6.Farewell Angelina
- 10.Seven Curses
- 11.Dink's Song
- 12.Silver Dagger
- 13.It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Adapter: Joan Baez.
Personnel: Joan Baez (vocals, guitar); Erik Della Penna, Erik Dellapenna (vocals, guitar, lap steel guitar, banjo); Graham Maby (vocals, bass guitar); Duke McVinnie (vocals, guitar); George Javori (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Brandon Mason.
Recording information: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (11/06/2004); Effanel Music, NY (11/06/2004).
Photographer: Myrna Suarez.
Arranger: Joan Baez.
Recorded live at New York City's Bowery Ballroom shortly after the presidential election of 2004, BOWERY SONGS finds folk icon Joan Baez working with a formidable backing band and sticking to her protest traditions. However, political issues manage to inform, rather than weigh down, this vibrant set, which showcases the veteran performer's still-gorgeous voice and her deft, thoughtful renditions of songs penned by Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Greg Brown, and others.