Singer/Activist Barbara Dane on Dylan and 1960s Greenwich Village

Barbara Dane has been passionate about music and social justice for decades. By 1959, the jazz and blues singer had performed with Louis Armstrong, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim and Jack Teagarden and in 1963 appeared on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. Dane, 93, is recognized as much for her activism as her music, championing civil rights and protesting the wars in Vietnam and Iraq.

A new documentary, The Nine Lives of Barbara Dane, is currently in production. The film traces Dane’s career and her evolution as a social…

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