Mimi Farina Interview
She was raised in a musical family, was swept up in the early 60’s Folk Movement. With husband Richard, Mimi Farina recorded three albums for the Vanguard label, until his untimely death in 1966, the result of a motorcycle accident. Going it alone, she recorded for A and M Records and opened concerts for people like Gordon Lightfoot, Arlo Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Hoyt Axton. In 1974, Farina founded Bread and Roses, a non-profit organization presenting free entertainment in hospitals, prisons, and convalescent homes in Marin County, California. Mimi's last album was titled Mimi Farina, Solo. (Philo-Rounder Records).
Oh, we forgot to mention, Mimi's older sister is Joan Baez.
Q. We don't hear the word "folk" applied to any artist these days.
What happened to the Folk Movement? Is it just a word from the past?
Q. Is there any rivalry between yourself and your sister? We just have to
ask that Question.
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