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seeso
03-01-2009, 05:45 PM
Tribune: Why do you play music?

Baez: I guess because I can. I guess at age 13, somebody handed me a ukulele, and I discovered I could make tunes on it and sing to it, and within a year, I developed sort of a distinct sound, y’know, for a kid, and I liked it. It provided something interesting for me in a situation I was not very happy in, which was school. So I began to spend more and more time with my little ukulele, and my voice developed, I didn’t ever have plans for anything, but I moved in that direction because I liked it.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/mar/01/joan-baez-50-years-of-music-to-move-you/

shanifawni
03-01-2009, 08:52 PM
haha yes!
that is too awesome. i havent listened to much joan, but she seems pretty solid.

taropatch
03-02-2009, 02:55 AM
It doesn't matter -- I *still* like the ukulele.

Howlin Hobbit
03-02-2009, 06:18 AM
I read that article and my question was, "Yeah, Joan, but do you still play ukulele?"

Stackabones
03-02-2009, 06:34 AM
I read that article and my question was, "Yeah, Joan, but do you still play ukulele?"

I'd bet she puts out something with one soon.