Mimi Fariña
in Concert

Performing Partners
Concert Dates


Mimi's live act was a combination of her own songs, Richard Fariña's songs, and songs by contemporary singer-songwriters, many of whom were friends of hers. Less frequently she sang traditional folksongs. Many people will be surprised to find that Mimi had a large repertoire of original songs that were never released on an album. The songs listed below were compiled from live albums, fans' setlists and memories, published reviews of her shows, and bootlegs.

Self-written songs, released on albums:
After the Sugar Harvest (co-written with Tom Jans)
Best of Friends
Big Party
Deep Feelings
In the Quiet Morning
Letter to Jesus
Madman (co-written with Tom Jans)
Mary Call
Old Woman
Reach Out

Self-written songs, unreleased:
Actual Feeling of Love
Come-Get-Me Shoes
Dandy Lion
Feeling Left Behind [with Bill Amatneek]
Good News Tonight (Free Entertainment on My TV)
Lady Estelle
Mama Tried (Oh Mama)
Mister Rudy (He Lives Alone)
Now You've Learned to Love
Ruby, Woman of Easy Virtue
Sad Cities
Sheriffs on the Highway
Thank God I'm a Millionaire
(parody of John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy")

Richard Fariña songs:
Children of Darkness
Pack Up Your Sorrows
Quiet Joys of Brotherhood
Swallow Song

Traditional Songs:
Amazing Grace
Daniel Prayed
I'm a Rambler, I'm a Gambler
In These Hard, Hard Times
The Praties They Grow Small
Royal Canal
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
(in a medley with Pack Up Your Sorrows)

Spanish Songs:
Viva mi patria Bolivia (Apolinar Camacho)
El Palomo (José Ingenieros)

Songs by Contemporaries:
Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Shel Silvestein)
Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)
Blue Prelude (Joe Bishop & Gordon Jenkins)
Carolina (Tom Jans)
Catch the Wind (Donovan)
Carry it On (Gil Turner)
Dad, I Never Saw You Crying (Chris Gantry)
Daniel (Elton John)
Defying Gravity (Jesse Winchester)
Everybody's Talkin' (Fred Neil)
Get Together (Dino Valenti)
Good God, I'm Feeling Fine (Tom Jans)
Great White Horse (Buck Owens/L. Scott)
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues (Danny O'Keefe) [with Martine Habib]
How Can We Hang onto a Dream (Tim Hardin)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
If I Were a Carpenter (Tim Hardin)
If My Eyes Were Blind (David Olney)
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
Interlude (Banana)
Jonah (Banana)
Lady Estelle (Martine Habib)
Legend in my Time (Don Gibson) [sang with Joan at Newport '68]
Less Than the Song (Hoyt Axton)
Lovin' Arms (Tom Jans)
Lucy Jordan (Shel Silverstein)
Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)
Morning, Morning (Tuli Kupferberg)
Oh, Had I a Golden Thread (Pete Seeger) [with Joan]
She Sits on a Table (Tom Paxton)
Sing for the Song (Shel Silverstein)
Walk Me 'Round Your Garden (Dick Pinney)
Walking Down the Line (Bob Dylan)
What's the Difference? (Scott MacKenzie)
You're Sixteen (Johnny Burnett)


Despite her ambition to establish a reputation on her own, Mimi never really enjoyed performing solo. She often spoke of the loneliness of the touring musician, and very often employed at least one back-up musician or sought a partner. Aside from Richard Fariña, Tom Jans, and Joan Baez, some of Mimi's co-performers were:

Banana - by far her most frequent collaborator; he played guitar, bass and keyboards on many of her gigs from the mid-70s to the early 90s. See Banana's page for his memories.
Bill Amatneek - played string bass with Mimi on some of her late 70s-early 80s performances, and was also part of the house band for Bread & Roses' early fundraisers. He recalls his work with Mimi in his book Acoustic Stories.
Carol McComb - most famous for her duet with Kathy Larisch as Kathy & Carol, McComb toured with Mimi in the early 70s. People who saw Mimi and Carol together recall that they sounded incredible together. Carol McComb has recorded several solo albums.
Julie Payne - was another member of The Committee. They can be seen very briefly (too briefly, alas) performing "Tears of Fire" in the film Celebration at Big Sur. They toured together, then Julie embarked on her acting career.
Richard Greene - formerly of Seatrain. Backed up Mimi circa 1977.
Martine Habib - also sang with Mimi in the early 70s. She recorded one solo album, and her voice was sometimes compared to Joan Baez.
Hoyt Axton - a good friend of Mimi; they often performed together in the 70s.
John Guth - frequently accompanied Mimi on second guitar on her east coast gigs in the eighties.
Paul Winter, Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, and John Sebastian performed with Mimi at the Rolling Coconut Revue concert in Japan in 1967.


If you have any info, clippings, ads, reviews, or memories to share, please write to me, Douglas Cooke, at doug@richardandmimi.com

Date: Event / Appearing with: Venue: Source of info:
66 July 10 Third Annual Big Sur Folk Festival, with Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Mark Spoelstra, Malvina Reynolds, Nancy Carlen, Al Kooper, and others. Esalen Institute poster;
Sing Out! Sep 66
66 July 16 Mimi and Joan join Marty Balin and the Grateful Dead for the song "In the Midnight Hour" Fillmore, San Francisco Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip
66 Aug 17 Psychedelic Fashion Show with Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service Fillmore Auditorium, SF poster
66 Sep 30-Oct 1 Stewart Brand's "Whatever It Is Festival:" An Acid Test featuring Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative, The Committee, Congress of Wonders, Bill Ham's Lightshow, and Ann Halprin's Dance Workshop. San Francisco State College Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip
66 Oct 8 with Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ed Keating, Don Duncan Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theatre poster
66 Oct 8 (same date as above ... error?) with The Only Alternative and his Other Possibilities, Quicksilver Messenger Service, & Circus Maximus (with Nepenthe). U.C. Berkeley poster
66 Oct 18-23 with The Only Alternative & his Other Possibilities Matrix, San Francisco chickenonaunicycle.com
66 Oct 25-28 with The Only Alternative & his Other Possibilities; opening for Jefferson Airplane Matrix, San Francisco chickenonaunicycle.com
66 Oct 31 "Dance of Death Costume Ball" with Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service California Hall poster
67 Feb 19 California Hall poster
67 Apr 16,18 With Joan Baez Berkeley Community Theater chickenonaunicycle.com
67 Aug 5 Radio broadcast on WKCR program, "Broadsides." With Joan Baez and Judy Collins.   NYT radio listings, Aug 5 71
67 Fourth Annual Big Sur Folk Festival Esalen Institute poster, varios photos
67 Aug 25-26 with Dave Van Ronk and Fred Neil.
Berkeley Community Theater and San Francisco Mansonic Auditorium poster
68 Jan 22 The Committee (comedy) UCLA Royce Hall LA Times 24 Jan 68 (review)
68 July 26 Newport Folk Festival. Mimi performs with Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens, Kweskin & Lyman Family, and Joan Baez. Joan and Mimi sing duets of Don Gibson's "Legend in my Time" and Tuli Kupferberg's "Morning, Morning". Newport, RI reported in NYT July 27; concert available at WolfgangsVault.com
68 Sep 7-8 Fifth Annual Big Sur Folk Festival, with Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and others. Mimi and Milan Melvin were married at this event (Sep 7). Esalen Institute Rolling Stone
69 Sep ?? Sixth Annual Big Sur Folk Festival, with Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Incredible String Band, Julie Payne, Joni Mitchell, and others. Esalen Institute Rolling Stone Oct 18
69(?) Dec 4-6 with Doc Watson and Incredible String Band. Boston Tea Party poster
70 Jul 5 "A Celebration of Life, for Peace Through Music."
With Johnny Rivers, Tom Smothers, Buddy Miles Express, Peter Yarrow, Barry Melton of Country Joe & the Fish, Leigh French, Beau Bridges, friends of "Hair."
LA Sports Arena LA Times Jul 3 1970, p.F11
The Seventies ~ Mimi Fariña & Tom Jans
Date: Event / Appearing with: Venue: Source of info:
70 Sep-Oct? with Boz Scaggs. Bear's Lair, UC Berkeley Mike Ross
(was at the show)
70 Oct 3 Big Sur Folk Festival. With Tom Jans. Also appearing: Tom Ghent, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt with Swampwater, Mark Spoelstra, Beach Boys, John Phillips, Joan Baez. Esalen Institute Sing Out Jul/Aug
70 Oct 3 with Tom Jans, Chris Etheridge. [same date as Big Sur Folk Fest above??]    
70 Oct 11 Berkeley Folk Festival, with Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl, Jack Elliot, Joy of Cooking, Sam Chatmon, Big Mama Thornton, and Big Brother and the Holding Co. Hearst Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley, CA chickenonaunicycle.com
70 Oct 20-25 with Tom Jans (Massive Ferguson opened on Oct 22) Ash Grove, LA David Hartzheim
More Info
70 Oct ? with Tom Jans (Massive Ferguson opened) The Four Muses,
San Clemente, CA
David Hartzheim
70 Oct ? with Tom Jans (Massive Ferguson opened) In the Alley, Escondido, CA David Hartzheim
70 Oct ? with Tom Jans (with guest appearances by Massive Ferguson, Bruce Langhorne and Kris Kristofferson) The Back Door, UC San Diego David Hartzheim
70 Nov 7 with Tom Jans. Will Bartel opens. U.C. Davis Coffee House, Davis, California poster
70 Nov 18-?? with Tom Jans The Quiet Knight, Chicago Chicago Tribune Nov 20
70 Dec 1 opening for Richie Havens (Tom Jans is not listed) Academy, Philadelphia ad
70 Dec 2 with Tom Jans Boston Tea Party Available on Wolfgangs:
(also mentioned briefly in Time Out Mar 25 72)
70 Dec 28 ff (2 weeks) with Tom Jans, Steve Baron, Jef Lowell (on bass) and comedian Uncle Dirty The Gaslight, NYC NYT Dec 29 (review)
"late 1970" with Tom Jans Boston Tea Party Time Out Mar 25 72 - brief mention
71 Jan 22-23 Rookery opens. (Tom Jans is not listed) Inn of the Beginning, Cotati, CA chickenonaunicycle.com
71 Mar ?? with Tom Jans NYC  
71 Apr 18-23 with Tom Jans The Boarding House
San Francisco
71 Mar 14 with Tom Jans Marshall Tavern
Marshall, CA
Steve Dulson
(was at the show)
71 May 1 MAYDAY: Benefit for So Cal Council of Free Clinics. With the Association, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald, Earth, Wind & Fire, Every Bros, Joy of Cooking, Joyous Noise, Charles John Quarto, Redeye, Rockin Foo, Stoneground, Jack Nicholson. Hollywood Bowl LA Free Press May 7 (review); LA Times Apr 25 (ad)
71 ?? Monterey Folk Festival. With Tom Jans. Monterey, CA  
71 Jul 1 With Tom Jans. Opening for Cat Stevens. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA concerts.fandom.com/wiki
71 Jul 30-Aug 1 with Tom Jans. Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge, UK John Grey
(was at the show)
71 Aug? ?? with Tom Jans Les Cousins, London Tom Jans website
71 ?? ?? European tour: Trinity University, Scandinavia, Poland, Paris various Tom Jans website
71 Aug 29 Beat Gaest (Danish Radio) Denmark Tom Jans website
71 Fall Opened for James Taylor and Carole King Academy of Music, Philadelphia Distant Drummer (review)
71 Sep 25 8th Annual Big Sur Folk Festival. Featuring Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Mimi Fariña & Tom Jans, and others. Esalen Institute One Hand Clapping (album)
71 Oct 11 with Tom Jans Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt sounds-archiv.at
71 Oct 12 with Tom Jans Konzerthaus, Wien sounds-archiv.at
71 Oct 13 with Tom Jans Deutsches Museum, Munchen sounds-archiv.at
71 Oct 14 with Tom Jans, opening for Gordon Lightfoot Freeborn Hall, UC Davis poster
71 Oct 23 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario concerts.fandom.com; poster
71 Oct 24 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Philharmonic Hall, NYC NYT Oct 3 (ad)
Variety Nov 3 (review)
71 Oct 25 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens University of Rhode Island ad and Cat Stevens website
71 Oct 26 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Music Hall, Boston, MA concerts.fandom.com; ad
71 Nov 6 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens [not yet confirmed] Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC  
71 Nov 12 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL Tampa Tribune Nov 6
71 Nov 17 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Tad Smith Coliseum, University of Mississippi, Oxford Daily Mississippian Nov 17-18
71 Nov 18 [?] with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, TX Express and News Nov 14
71 Nov 24 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Berkeley Community Theater NYT (notice); ad
71 Nov 26 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Santa Clara County Fairgrounds poster
71 Nov 27-28 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Greek Theatre LA Times Nov 21 (ad)
71 Nov 29 with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Berkeley Community Theater chickenonaunicycle.com
71 Fall Other locations of the Cat Stevens tour, of uncertain dates: Trinity University, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Denver, San Jose.   Tom Jans website
71 Dec ?? with Tom Jans, and David Buskin Gaslight II Pinewoods Folk Music Club newsletter
71 Dec ?? with Tom Jans, opening for Cat Stevens Greek Theater, LA Billboard Dec 18 (review)
71 Dec ? with Tom Jans Gaslight II  
71 Dec 19 Mimi and Joan Baez (Joan appeared solo on the 18th and 20th). They performed Railroad Boy, Children of Darkness, Reach Out, and Pack up your sorrows. Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London programme booklet
72 Mar ?? with Tom Jans. Stefan Grossman opens. Stonehenge Time Out (review)
72 Apr 8 with Tom Jans Case Western University, Cleveland CD
71 Nov 11 with Tom Jans Union Social Hall, Buffalo State University, NY poster
72 March 9-12 with Tom Jans Stonehenge, Ipswich, MA poster
72 Apr 12-17 with Tom Jans; Chris Smither opens Bitter End, NYC Variety Apr 26, Billboard Apr 29 (reviews)
72 May 6-7 with Tom Jans; Ralph & Holly Barr open. Four Muses; San Clemente, CA LA Times Nov 21 (ad)
72 ?? ?? appearance on Dick Cavett, with Tom Jans   Bill Scott
(remembers watching it on TV)
The Seventies ~ After Tom Jans
Date: Event / Appearing with: Venue: Source of info:
72 Jul 7 benefit concert for the Newport Folk Festival Foundation, with Carol McComb, Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Robert Pete Williams. Carnegie Hall I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival, by Rick Massimo.
NYT Jul 6 p. 42.
72 Sep 24 with Carol McComb. Also performing: Seals & Crofts; The S.F. Committee.
"Benefit Concert for the Bay Area Nonviolent Community"
Marin Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA poster
72 Sep 29-30 with Carol McComb Grendell's Lair, Philadelphia Bill Scott
72 Nov 15-19 with Carol McComb
[NOTE: An anecdote in Down and In by Ronald Sukenick reports that Joan Baez and Sandy Bull join Mimi onstage one night. No date given. Also, Pinewoods Folk Music Club Newsletter reports that Denny Brown shared the stage with Mimi one night.]
Max's Kansas City NYT Nov 15 (ad)
72 Nov 22 with Joan Baez, B.B. King, Voices of East Harlem Ossining Prison (Sing Sing) NYT Nov 24 (review)
73 Jan 16-21 with Hoyt Axton Troubadour, Los Angeles LA Times Jan 18 (review)
73 Mar 2-4 solo. Martine Habib was a guest on March 4th. Grendell's Lair, Philadelphia Bill Scott
73 Mar 30 with Carol McComb; Randy Shaaron opens. Benefit for Shanti Nonviolent Center Good Karma
First Christian Church
73 Mar 31-Apr 3 solo Good Karma
Madison, WI
poster [year deduced from other details]
73 Apr 11 opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR poster
73 Apr ?? benefit concert Los Angeles Zoo World Oct 25
- mention
73 May 25 [?] with Jeffrey Cain
[Year is not stated in ad. May 25 fell on a Friday in 1973, 1979, and 1984. Jeffrey Cain may have been more active in 1973, since his second and last album, Whispering Thunder, came out in 1972 and included a cover of "Pack Up Your Sorrows."]
1st Baptist Church, Berkeley, CA
73 Jun? ?? solo The Golden Bear Zoo World Oct 25
- mention
73 June 21 Mimi Fariña and Holly Near Ash Grove, Los Angeles ad
73 June 22-24 Mimi Fariña and Phil Ochs Ash Grove, Los Angeles Billboard Jul 3 (review)
73 July 7 KPFK Benefit Concert, featuring John Hartford, Hoyt Axton, Mimi Fariña, and Friends Wilshire Ebell Theater ad
73 Jul 10-14 solo Egress, Vancouver, Canada poster
73 Sep 11-12 plus Leon Redbone. On the 11th, Mimi was joined by Linda Rondstadt for an encore; they sang "Carry It On". The Main Point, PA ad in Philadelphia Folk Festival program booklet; Bill Scott
73 Sep 14-16 with Art Thieme Amazingrace Coffee House, Evanston, Illinois poster
Concerts are available on Wolfgang's Vault:
73 Sep 22 Fifth Annual Sacramento Peace Fair Unitarian Church, Sacramento, CA poster
73 Oct 26-27 solo. Alan Gaylor opens. Portland, OR poster
73 Nov 7(?) solo. Special guest appearance by Arlo Guthrie. Riverboat Coffee House, Toronto, Canada
73 Dec 1 "Benefit for the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi and Medical Aid to Indo-China"
Sponsored by ASCOM and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
College of Marin, CA poster
73 or 74?? memorial concert for Victor Jara organized by Joan Jara. [apparently not the one organized by Phil Ochs in New York. More info needed] west coast [??] Great Speckled Bird Sep 2 1974 (interview)
74 ?? Concert to benefit veterans marching in Washington D.C. on July 4th. Featuring: Jackson Browne, Steve Martin, Danny O'Keefe, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Committee, Joan Baez. Organized by Mimi. ?? Great Speckled Bird Sep 2 1974 (interview)
74 Apr 17 Opening for Phil Ochs Avery Fisher Hall, NYC Variety Apr 24 (review)
74 May 14 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR poster
74 May 16-17 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Seattle Opera House poster
74 Jun ?? Mimi in concert Bottom Line, NYC San Francisco Chronicle Jul 21 - mention
74 Jul 11 Mimi in concert [broadcast on radio station WBAI]   bootleg
74 July 13 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Snowmass Pop Festival, Colorado Billboard Aug 3 (review)
74 Aug 15-18 with Steve Martin Great Southeast Music Hall & Emporium Great Speckled Bird Aug 19 (ad)
74 Fall Opening for Eric Andersen Harvard University Bill Scott
(was at the show)
75 Mar 23 "SF Snack" with Jerry Garcia & Friends, Doobie Brothers, Graham Central Station, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles, Joan Baez, Santana, Tower of Power, Neil Young Kezar Stadium, SF poster; NYT Mar 24 (notice)
75 April 5-8 solo Evanston, Illinois Concerts are on Wolfgang's Vault
75 April 11-14 solo? Madison, WI (venue not known) ad: Daily Cardinal
75 May 9 solo; Dale Miller & Duck Baker open Inn of the Beginning, Cotati, CA chickenonaunicycle.com
75 May 10 solo Inn of the Beginning, Cotati, CA chickenonaunicycle.com
75 ?? ?? Second Annual Santa Rosa Folk Festival Founder's Grove, Santa Rosa, CA Kate Wolf website
75 Jun 6-8 solo. Sam Leopold opens. Condon School; Eugene, OR poster
75 Jun 10 solo; B&R benefit. Inn of the Beginning. Cotati, CA poster
75 Jun 19 opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Portland Auditorium, OR
75 Jun 20 opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Spokane Opera House, WA poster
75 Jun 21 opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Seattle Opera House, WA
75 Jun 28 solo. Also performing: Hoyt Axton, Arlo Guthrie, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Sutro Symphathy Orchestra, Long House Band
"Benefit for Interplast in Association with Stanford School of Medicine"
Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA poster
75 Sep 20 Dale Miller opens. Salt Palace Little Theater; Salt Lake City, Utah poster
75 Nov 8 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI ad
75 Nov 9 With Banana, and Debbie Green on bass. Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Symphony Hall, Boston Remembered by Robert Tincher
75 Nov 11 solo The Other End, NYC NYT Nov 13 (review)
75 Nov 21-22 opening for Gordon Lightfoot Avery Fisher Hall, NYC Variety Nov 26 (review); ad
76 Feb 5 opening for Leo Kottke Orpheum Theater, Madison, Wisconsin poster
76 Feb? with Banana; opening for Leo Kottke (Friday) Milwaukee Performing arts center, Wisconsin Phil Cooper
76 Feb? with Banana (the following Wednesday) Blue River Cafe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Phil Cooper
76 Feb? with Leo Kottke [this might be the same as one of the Kottke shows above] ??? Bugle American Jan 28 (ad)
76 ??? ? Winnipeg Folk Festival ??? bootleg
76 June 26 Montreux Festival (triple billing, with Pierre Bensusan and Gordon Lightfoot) Montreux, Switzerland Montreux Sounds website
76 Oct 9 With Guthrie Thomas. McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA LA Times 9 Oct 76 (note)
76 Fall? Opening for Gordon Lightfoot; accompanied by Banana Circle Star,
San Carlos, CA
BAM # 11
76 Nov 12 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot. University of Cincinnatti Fieldhouse, OH poster
77 ?? Opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Charleston, WV a fan remembers
77 April 9 "Save the Whale" Rolling Coconut Review benefit, with Jackson Browne, Richie Havens, Warren Zevon, Danny O'Keefe, Country Joe Mc Donald, Odetta, Fred Neil, David Lindley, JD Souther, Paul Winter. This was supposedly filmed by Eric Christensen. Tokyo, Japan chickenonaunicycle.com
77 Jun 10-12? with Eric Andersen McCabes, Santa Monica LA Times Jun 15 (review)
77 Aug 3-7 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot. Backed by a three-piece band including Richard Greene of Seatrain. Universal Amphitheatre, LA Variety Aug 10, Billboard Aug 27 (reviews)
77 ?? ?? Opening for Gordon Lightfoot Symphony Hall, Boston Boston Globe 1980- mention
77 Aug 23 with Joan Baez and others. Demonstration against the death penalty. Outside San Quentin Prison. ???
77 Oct 7-9 Bread & Roses Festival of Acoustic Music Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley album
78 May 13 opening for Gordon Lightfoot Gammage Center,
Tempe AZ
78 June 10-11 With for Gordon Lightfoot. Benefit concert for Greenpeace. St. Francis Opera House, San Francisco LA Times June 4 (ad)
78 Sep 2-4 Bread & Roses Festival of Music [broadcast on radio] Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley poster
78 Nov 5 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot. with Banana and Bill Amatneek. West High Auditorium, Anchorage AL Bill Amatneek
78 Nov 8 Opening for Gordon Lightfoot. With Banana and Bill Amatneek The Shell, Honolulu Bill Amatneek
78 Dec 9 with Banana and Bill Amatneek Paradiso, Santa Cruz, CA Bill Amatneek
79 Jan 25 With Tom Paxton, Bob Gibson, Dave Van Ronk, Kate Wolf & Joan Baez. Mimi performed with Banana and Bill Amatneek. Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Bill Amatneek
79 Feb 3 with Banana and Bill Amatneek Chuck's Cellar (Honolulu?) Bill Amatneek
79 Mar 9 with Richard Greene-Peter Rowan Band. Mimi backed by Banana and Bill Amatneek. McCabes, Los Angeles LA Times Mar 4 (notice)
79 Mar 16 with Banana and Bill Amatneek Loma Prieta High School, Santa Cruz Bill Amatneek
79 Mar 30 With Robin Williams. Mimi backed by Banana and Bill Amatneek San Francisco Bill Amatneek
79 Apr 9 "Stop Diablo Canyon" rally against nuclear power plant. Featuring Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Joan Baez, John Hall, Mimi Farina, Wavy Gravy Bonnie Raitt. Civic Center Park, San Francisco poster
79 Apr 23 With Banana. Opening for Rick Danko. Bijou, Philadelphia Aquarian (ad)
79 May ?? solo Princeton Folk Music Society, NJ princetonol.com
79 May ?? opening for Ramblin' Jack Elliot Tuesday and Wednesday. The Other End, NYC Village Voice (ad)
79 ?? ?? Second Annual Vancouver Folk Festival Vancouver, Canada ?
79 Jun 16 With Bob Gibson & Hamilton Camp. Mimi backed by Banana and Bill Amatneek Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Bill Amatneek
79 Jun 25 with Banana and Bill Amatneek. Broadcast on KFAT. Keystone Club, Palo Alto Bill Amatneek
79 Sep? Berkeley Folk Festival, with Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and Peter, Paul & Mary Berkeley, CA People Oct 79
79 Sep 17 With Banana and Bill Amatneek. Broadcast on KFAT. Keystone Club, Palo Alto Bill Amatneek
79 Sep 22 Opening for Jesse Winchester. The evening also featured Terrell Lynn Thomas and the Radar Rangers. Vine Hill Amphitheatre, Scotts Valley, CA poster
79 Oct 5-7 Bread & Roses Festival of Music Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley album, poster
79 Nov 6 with Tom Paxton Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, Westwood LA Times 6 Nov 79 (notice)
The Eighties
Date: Event / Appearing with: Venue: Source of info:
80 early March solo Church Key, Madison, WI Variety Mar 19 (review)
80 ?? ?? solo Club Passim, Cambridge Boston Globe - mention
80 Apr 14-16 opening for Rick Danko, Richard Manuel & Friends Bijou Cafe, PA ad
80 Apr 17 Buskin & Batteau open. Bottom Line, NYC ads; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
80 Apr 26 National Victims Rights Week Conference Principia College, Eslah, IL Anna Alford (planning committee); Becca Bryci Albert
80 summer solo; joined by Bob Gibson on a few songs Gaspar's, Chicago article in Come for to Sing
80 summer solo Milwaukee Summerfest article in Come for to Sing
80 Jun 20 solo McCabe's, Los Angeles LA Times Jun 8 (ad)
80 Jun 27-28 Weekend Folk Festival with Josh White, Jr., Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton Bottom Line, NYC NYT (ad)
80 Oct 3-5 Bread & Roses Festival of Music Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley poster in The Art of Rock
80 Nov 21,22 Accompanied by Banana on keyboards and dobro. Rod MacDonald opened on Friday; Judy Castelli on Saturday. Folk City, NYC Village Voice (ad)
81 May 2 solo Peterborough, NH ?
81 May 9 accompanied by Banana on guitar, banjo and keyboards. Guthrie Thomas opens. Folk City, NYC ads; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
81 Aug 21 also Joady Guthrie McCabes; Santa Monica, CA LA Times Aug 21 (notice)
81 Sep 30 NPR Journal - "Mimi Farina: Reflections" (documentary) KPCC-FM LA Times Sep 30 (notice)
82 Apr 9 solo Folk City ad
82 Apr 24 accompanied by Banana on guitar, banjo and piano. David Massengill opens. Folk City, NYC
82 Apr 28 solo Folk City ad
82 June ? Jazmin's; Ashland, OR Ashland Daily Tidings June 13 (brief mention)
82 Jun 13 "An Evening with Mimi Fariña" Euphoria Tavern, Portland poster
82 ?? Winnipeg Folk Festival, "Strong Women" workshop with Randy Sabien. Winnipeg, Canada Folk Festival Book
82 Oct 9 Sixth Annual Bread & Roses Festival (scaled back to one day) Greek Theater, UC Berkeley SF Chronicle Oct 8
83 Jun 9 "Whalves Alive - A Performing Arts Gala in Celebration of the Living Whale," featuring Richie Havens, David Darling, Liz Story, Mimi Farina, Susan Osborn, Martita Goshen and the Morgans. Berklee Performance Center, Boston Boston Globe June 11 (review)
83 Dec 27-29 Tom Rush's third annual mimi-folk fest, with Steve Goodman, Mimi, Jennifer Warnes, Beverly Rush, Buskin and Batteau. Symphony Hall, Boston Boston Globe Dec 28; album
84 May 25 with John Guth Godfrey Daniels Coffeehouse, Bethlehem, PA Richard Batey
(was at the show)
84 Jun 2 accompanied by John Guth on 2nd guitar.
Richard Farina Senior was in the audience on this occasion, and Mimi sang "Swallow Song," "Children of Darkness," and "Pack Up Your Sorrows."
Folk City, NYC ad; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
84 Nov 1-2 solo Old Time Cafe, Leucadia, CA LA Times Nov 2 (notice)
85 Jan 25 "Women in Music Festival" with Kim Wallach, Nanc Griffith, Priscilla Herdman, Rory Block. Mimi headlined the Festival. Arlington, Mass. Soujourner; Boston Globe Jan 28 (reviews)
85 Jan 26 David Holt opens Folk City ad; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
85 Jun 8-9 solo Old Time Cafe, Leucadia, CA LA Times June 7 (notice)
85 Jun 11-12 solo Vine Street Bar & Grill, Los Angeles LA Times June 11
85 Aug 3 Newport Folk Festival Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI official program booklet
85 Oct 25 with John Guth on 2nd guitar Folk City ad; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
85 Dec 30 Tom Rush's annual Club 47 reunion concert Symphony Hall, Boston Joan Baez: And a Voice to Sing With
86 Jan 25 with Jesse Winchester Arlington Town Hall, Mass. Boston Globe Jan 24 - announced in article
86 Feb 26 Bay Area Women in Music 7th Annual Celebration
Also featuring: Katie Webster, Rhiannon, Femprov, Lynn Ray, Blue Jazz Cabaret, Alta Mira, Tommie, Susan Muscarella, The Faye Carol Trio.
Wolfgang's, San Francisco poster
86 Jun 5 solo, with Banana Spirit Club, San Luis Obispo, CA bootleg
86 Jun 9 solo Great American Music Hall, SF ?
86 Jun 21 accompanied by Mark Egan on bass (he played on the Solo album); opening for Leo Kottke and Steeleye Span Beacon Theatre, NYC ads; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
86 Jul 26 accompanied by John Guth. John Gorka opens. Speakeasy, NYC ads; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
86 Jul 27 with Silias, Jim Heynen, Short Crick Flatpickers Mountain Stage, West Virginia mountainstage.org
87 October 7 with Joan Baez. Benefit for Emergency Campaign to End Contra Aid.
(Gold Castle Records signed a future radio broadcast agreement, so it may have been broadcast.)
Carnegie Hall, NYC carnegiehall.org
87 Dec 17 Benefit concert for AIDS Emergency Fund, produced by Joan Baez and her Humanitas International Human Rights Committee and Bill Graham. Grateful Dead also appear. Warfield Theater, San Francisco SF Sentinel Dec 24
88 Feb 2 Mimi begins a tour of Germany with Banana Eppisburg, Eulenspiegel  
88 Feb 3 with Banana Villingen, Volkshaus  
88 Feb 4 with Banana Tübingen Deutsch-Amererikanischer-Jugendclub  
88 Feb 5 with Banana Pepper's Cafe, Lindz/Rhein  
88 Feb 7 with Banana Bochum, Museum  
88 Feb 8 with Banana Köln, Liberales Zentrum  
88 Feb 9 with Banana Pforzheim, Prisma Bottich  
88 Feb 10 with Banana Gefängnis (prison)  
88 Feb 11 with Banana Schwäbich-Gemünd, Kaffee Spielplatz  
88 Feb 12 with Banana Geislingen, Rätselmühle  
88 Feb 13 with Banana Göttingen, Nörgelbuff  
88 Feb 18 solo Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y. ad
88 Feb 20 Bonnie Koloc Bottom Line, NYC ad
88 Feb 26 accompanied by John Guth Bottom Line, NYC ad; Tom McKean
(was at the show)
The Nineties
Date: Event / Appearing with: Venue: Source of info:
90 Oct 3 Mimi begins tour of Germany with Banana Internationaler Folk-Herbst, Aalen poster
90 Oct 4 with Banana Peppers Cafe, Linz/Rhein poster
90 Oct 5 with Banana Schlossbuhne, Katzenelnbogen poster
90 Oct 6 with Banana Theodor-Heuss-Akademie, Gummersbach poster
90 Oct 7 with Banana Musiktheater, Emsdetten poster
90 Oct 8 with Banana Cafe Hahn, Koblenz poster
90 Oct 9 with Banana poster
90 Oct 10-12 with Banana Osterreich poster
91 May 16 "Wasn't That A Time!" Richard Reuss Memorial Folk Music Conference. Indiana University,
Bloomington, IL
Ronald D. Cohen: Wasn't That a Time
91 May 16 With Bob Gibson (same date as above; Bob Gibson was also at the conference). Bear's Place University of North Carolina Archives
92 Mar 1 Tribute to Bill Graham. Also featuring Barbara Boxer, Ester Chichinsky, Ann Getty, David Graham, Bob Greenfield, Paul Kantner, David Rubinson, Carlos Santana, and Grace Slick. Temple Emanual,
San Francisco
92 Oct 10 Benefit for Seva’s Native American Project Fund, with Arvol Looking Horse, John Trudell & Grafitti Man, Timbuk Three, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Little Bear Tom Nason, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Messina, Kenny Loggins, Baba Olatunji, Wavy Gravy Esalen Institute seva.org website
94 Apr 30 Tribute to Chet Helms. Also featuring Gregg Allman Band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Barry Melton, Boots Hughston, Caribbean All Stars, Country Joe Mcdonald, Dan Hicks, Darby Slick, The Dinosaurs, Greg Elmore, Harvey Mandel, Steve Miller Blues Band, Stu Cook, Lee Michaels, Squid Vicious, Peter Tork, Peter Kaukonen, Terry Dolan, Boots Hughston, Nick Gravenites, Greg Elmore, John Mcfee, Keith Knudsen, Jerry Miller, Mitchell Holman, Howard Wales, Wavy Gravy, Ken Kesey, Peter Coyote, Lenny Williams, New Riders of the Purple Sage. Sailors Hall poster
95 Apr 16-17 with Joan Baez, Mary Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tish Hinojosa, Janis Ian, Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. Bottom Line, NYC Carolyn Andre website
97 Aug 9 Appears as Joan's guest at the Newport Folk Festival. Joan sang several songs from her forthcoming album, Gone From Danger. Newport, RI Joan Baez website

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