Reserve your space to see Joan Baez at Kepler’s

by Linda Hubbard on March 25, 2023

Kepler’s is hosting a special evening with artist, singer, justice activist, and long-time friend Joan Baez on Friday, April 28.  Her gift for words has married her gift for art to produce a new memoir, Am I Pretty When I Fly? An Album of Upside Down Drawings. She does in fact start each drawing upside down, with no idea where each piece will lead — a freedom and whimsy that shows in every illustration. Lovingly loose and charming sketches reflect on politics, relationships, women, animals, and family.

Beginning with her early 1960s recordings, Joan’s take on traditional ballads exerted a powerful attraction on a generation. Songs like House of the Rising Sun and Babe I’m Gonna Leave You found their way into the rock vernacular. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

Baez’s role in the human rights and anti-war movements around the world has earned her place in history, alongside friends and allies including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., César Chávez, the Irish Peace People, Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel, and others.

Tickets are $25-60; reserve your space online.

Photo of Joan Baez by Dana Tynan


Katharine C.Y Baez ScharlowskiY March 26, 2023 at 10:07 am

Joan Baez, it’s such a Grace of Love to live with You inmitten us, I wish You a marvelous evening with Your BeLoveds and Friends at Menlo Park I know is Paradise to be with You once

Deine Katharine Y Baez Katharina Scharlowski Katharine C. Y Baez Inaoloves

Don McPhail April 01, 2023 at 11:10 am

Joan is one of the world’s beautiful and loving people. From her Belafonte songs in Paly’s amphitheater, to marches with Ira, Cesar, Martin and others less prominent, to this dignified, productive and occasionally irreverent phase of her extraordinary life, it is appropriate that she is appearing at Kepler’s. Joan and Kepler’s are local treasures, linked since the Fifties. Her timely new book touches on emotional health and the therapy of art that is certainly relevant today, as people of all ages face their own emotional concerns from the Covid shutdown — only to face global warming, economic uncertainty and irresponsible, greedy and untrustworthy leaders. Thank you Kepler’s. Thank you Joan.

Anne Rothwell Carr April 22, 2023 at 10:00 am

I have sent a message for Don and Gretchen to deliver (tickets were sold out). I treasure this opportunity to say thank you for filling my heart and soul over my entire lifetime with glorious music and inspiration to love and care for my fellow human beings and our planet.
Have a fun “hometown ” evening!
I will be on Zoom and wishing I were at Keplers.

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