Joan Baez cancels Vancouver Folk Music Festival appearance due to viral laryngitis

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      The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society has announced that Joan Baez will not be performing at this year's event due to a medical condition that has affected her voice.

      "We received the following communication from Ms. Baez’s management team: 'due to viral laryngitis…and on the advice of her throat specialist…performing would risk injury to her vocal chords'," the society indicated in a statement on its website.

      "We join our audience and Joan’s many fans in wishing her a speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing her perform again soon."

      The order of tonight's revised main-stage lineup will be: La Manta, Foy Vance, Karine Polwart, Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, and Noura Mint Seymali.


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      Jul 21, 2014 at 8:47pm

      Fortunately (for me) I had not yet bought my ticket, when I heard about Joan's two day old news, she would not be attending the Vancouver Folk Festival. Without her, there seems no reason to attend.