Baez, Carpenter & Indigo Girls = Four Voices

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are combining their talents for a special run of concerts that’s being called the “Four Voices Tour.”

Joseph Sinnott
– Four Voices
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, Joan Baez, Emily Saliers

These are four artists who need no introduction, from Baez’s impact on the folk music world to Carpenter’s three-decade career that’s been honored with four consecutive Grammys for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, to the success Ray and Saliers have had since teaming up in the mid-80s as the Indigo Girls.

The idea for the tour came about when the singer/songwriters were gathered together last year at Baez’s 75th birthday concert.

The women first shared a lineup – and began their longtime friendship – when Carpenter, Ray and Saliers joined Baez for a 1991 performance in Berkeley to benefit her human rights organization Humanitas. They reunited at an Earth Day celebration and the Newport Folk Festival.

The Four Voices tour begins June 3 in Nashville. Here’s the routing:

June 3 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
June 5 – Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina Museum Of Art
June 6 – Charlottesville, Va., Sprint Pavilion
June 8 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
June 9 – Rochester, Mich., Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 11 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
June 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
June 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
June 16 – Gilford, N.H., Bank Of N.H. Pavilion
June 17 – Lenox, Mass., Tanglewood Music Center

Tickets go on sale next week. Check with your local venue from more information.