Day After Tomorrow
Label: Joan Baez
While her old pal and former lover Bob Dylan wheezes his way through senior citizenship, Baez looks and sounds better than ever. Produced by Steve Earle, Day After Tomorrow feels like one of her classic Vanguard albums from the late '60s, when she was experimenting with country-folk and roots rock. At the same time, the singer sounds wonderfully current, covering Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Patty Griffin. If you think Baez is nothing more than a protest folkie, spin this album now.