Barbara Dane is a revolutionary. For seventy years she has advocated for peace and civil rights through the power of her voice, her guitar and the songs she writes. Legends Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt declare her as an early influence.
But who is she? Why is she so unknown? In celebration of her 90th birthday, Dane will perform a choice selection of her songs on October 21, at UCLA’s Royce Hall a concert with The Chamber Brothers.
In this radio feature, Liz Warner talks with Dane about her brush with the law for her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, singing with The Chambers Brothers in the earlier days and never giving up on her message of peace.