Baez’s early albums were pure folk music, performed solo. As the 60s progressed, she had begun to step outside the folk genre in terms of both repertoire and style. 1969’s David’s Album was a big change, as she embraced the country rock movement that was sweeping America at the time. She still sounded like a folk singer (four of the songs are traditional numbers), but the instrumentation was pure country - all dobro, steel guitar and fiddle. The recordings came from the same sessions that produced 1968's album of Bob Dylan covers, Any Day Now. It was recorded for her then husband David Harris, who was a country music fan. The selection of covers include Utah Phillips' "Rock Salt & Nails", Curly Putman's "Green, Green Grass Of Home" and Gram Parsons' “Hickory Wind” (originally recorded on The Byrds’ Sweetheart Of The Rodeo). The traditional numbers include "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" and "Poor Wayfaring Stranger". The album reached #36 on the charts.
Any Day Now (1968) <|> One Day At A Time (1970)
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