Some of folk music’s biggest names are teaming up for a powerful tour, and they all happen to be women. 25 years of friendship between Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Amy and Emily of The Indigo Girls, has led to the (so far) 10 date Four Voices tour.
The foursome first played together in 1991, when Baez invited Amy and Emily to perform with her for her Humanitas organization. . The Indigo Girls then asked Carpenter to also join in the performance. The following year, they all performed together for Earth Day and the Newport Folk Festival. Of course, “The Water is Wide” was the highlight, being a folk staple.
All of the ladies have been busy with their own projects. Beaz celebrated her 75th birthday with a concert and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Carpenter released an album last year, called ‘The Things We Are Made Of,’ and The Indigo Girls spent much of the past year touring their most recent album.
The tour kicks off in Nashville, June 3 at Ryman Auditorium and will run until June 17 in Lenox, MA. This will surely be a tour any music fan won’t want to miss.
Four Voices Tour Dates
June 3 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 5 – Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
June 6 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
June 8 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
June 9 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 11 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
June 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens
June 14 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
June 16 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 17 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood