Mimi Fariña, Joan Baez's younger sister, first got into performing professionally in partnership with her husband, novelist and songwriter Richard Fariña, whom she married in 1963. Singing harmony, the couple released two remarkable albums on Vanguard, Celebrations for a Grey Day in 1965 and Reflections in a Crystal Wind (1966), before Richard was killed in a motorcycle accident. Mimi Fariña was 21.

She subsequently released an album of the duo's outtakes, Memories. (The two albums made during Richard's lifetime were reissued as a best-of two-fer.) In the late '60s, Fariña, based in California, worked with a satiric improvisational acting group and began to write her own songs. She re-emerged on record in 1971 on Take Heart, a duo album with Tom Jans that included her tribute song to Janis Joplin, In the Quiet Morning. (This and other songs of hers were also recorded by her sister.)

In the '70s, Fariña founded Bread & Roses, a charity organization devoted to putting on musical performances in hospitals and prisons. Several of the organization's annual benefit concerts, featuring some of the biggest names in folk and popular music, have been recorded and released. In 1985, Fariña finally released a solo album, appropriately entitled Solo, and undertook a national tour. Throughout the late '80s and '90s, she turned her attention back to Bread & Roses, continuing to nurture the organization until she became ill with lung cancer. On July 18, 2001 she died in her Mill Valley home, surrounded by family and friends. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Mimi & Richard Farina - Joy 'round my brain (Live at Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest)
RICHARD & MIMI FARINA ~ Pack Up Your Sorrows ~
RICHARD & MIMI FARINA ~ A Swallow Song ~
Joan Baez & Sister Mimi Farina - Sing Sing
MIMI FARINA "I Can See Clearly Now"
The Beautiful Joan Baez Sings To Prison Inmates At Sing Sing Prison
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