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Joan Baez
Whistle Down the Wind
Razor & Tie

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“Whistle Down the Wind” is the American folk icon’s first release in ten years and what she has pronounced to be her last album. In speaking about the release, she has made clear that the election of Donald Trump, gave new life and impetus to her wanting to compose and effect change through her music as she has done for decades. The album, the first-rate production work by three time Grammy-award winner Joe Henry, authentically captures Baez’s seasoned vocals. For the most part, the recording, which features compositions by Tom Waits, Josh Ritter, Anohni and Mary Chapin Carpenter, leaves one feeling skeptical or unsure toward America’s future, but in the end, we sense that there is some promise of hope in the final track, Tim Erikson’s “I Wish the Wars Were All Over”. It’s a bit sad, particularly for those who well-remember Baez from the 1960s and 70s, to think that she is taking a curtain call with “Whistle Down the Wind”, but this is an album that is emotionally genuine inspiring action in the face of social dishonesty and injustice.

What’s The Buzz ?

Lauren Diamond who has worked with artists such as: Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Crosby & Nash, Ani Difranco and many others is releasing her debut LP, entitled “Perseverance”.

This singer/songwriter has been working with a band for years called “LaurenDiamond & The South Paw Specials”. This Diamond in the rough sounds like is a mix between Nora Jones and Mazzy Star with a raspy edge. The 11-trackalbum, which was produced mainly by Aaron Nevezie at Bunker Studios (Williamsburg, BK), is a raw and soulful experience which will leave you hooked with the melodic sounds and catchy lyrics.

Lauren Diamond’s album release party will be held on February 23rd of next month at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1. The venue is located at: 196 Allen Street, New York, NY in the lower east side. The musicians booked for the evening are: Dave Dawson, Even Steven, Frosty Lawson, Kevin Hunter, Eric Finland, Jenna Marotta, Mary Mettias and a special guest Lew Soloff to kick off the magical evening. This is going to be a great turn-out and the event is absolutely free.

A bit about Lauren is she recently took a year long journey andmoved to Nashville in 2010-2011 without knowing a soul and made it her hometo build her songwriting skills and networking experiences as an artist. When she returned to New York City she was asked to write a song for the compilation album “Occupy this Album” with major A-list celebrities.

After this project, Diamond put all of her energy into building the band and after this venture, the EP release of “In the Rough” was born into the world. The debut of Lauren’s LP “Perseverance” is a huge accomplishment for Diamond as she personally funded the project while pursuing and completing her master’s degree in education. Diamond is a go-getter and this is just
the beginning of her journey as this singer/songwriter is excited about the unknown challenges and growing experiences up ahead of her…

Visit Lauren at www.laurendiamondmusic.com and www.facebook.com/laurendiamondmusic

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