“I was driving when I heard ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace,” Joan Baez told The Atlantic, “and I had to pull over to make sure I heard whose song it was because I knew I had to sing it.”
The 77-year-old folk legend included the song in her final album, Whistle Down The Wind, released in early March.
Originally written and performed by Zoe Mulford following the 2015 mass shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Baez’s rendition of “The President Sang Amazing Grace” has been animated in a powerful new video by Jeff Scher, that premiered in The Alantic on March 27. View it here.
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