Joan Baez Recording Session

“When engineer Brad Cobb and I loaded his car with what amounted to a pro level recording studio we were ready for any musical possibility as we traveled north to record Joan Baez for the HEARTbeats Foundation project. Her living room was where we set all the equipment up ready to capture what we believed would be a moment in history with a true legend of music and champion of human and civil rights. We weren’t disappointed. Accompanying herself on guitar she graced us with a stunning intimate rendition of Steve Earle’s “God is God” – the wind chimes on her porch lending support. It was especially significant because Joan had not recorded or sung publicly since a very serious accident in November. The photos attached were also in that spirit of intimacy we captured in the recording – a few quick iPhone shots for posterity. Thank you Joan for allowing us to record you at home and thank you for your contribution in support of the work of HEARTbeats Foundation.”

~ Alan Abrahams, “We’ll Paint You a Rainbow” Co-Producer

When engineer Brad Cobb and I loaded his car with what amounted to a pro level recording studio we were ready for any musical possibility as we traveled north to record Joan Baez for the HEARTbeats Foundation project. Her living room was where we set all the equipment up ready to capture what we believed would be a moment in history with a true legend of music and champion of human and civil rights. We weren’t disappointed. Accompanying herself on guitar she graced us with a stunning intimate rendition of Steve Earle’s “God is God” – the wind chimes on her porch lending support. It was especially significant because Joan had not recorded or sung publicly since a very serious accident in November. The photos attached were also in that spirit of intimacy we captured in the recording – a few quick iPhone shots for posterity. Thank you Joan for allowing us to record you at home and thank you for your contribution in support of the work of HEARTbeats Foundation.
– Alan Abrahams, “We’ll Paint You a Rainbow” Co-Producer