I first discovered Richie Havens when I rented the Woodstock Festival DVD and the first time I heard this song it tore through me. His honesty and passion spoke to the purest desire we all have, just to be free. This video basically says everything I want to say so just watch this!
Richie Havens – Freedom
Havens is still performing today with as much if not more passion than ever. I had the privilege of meeting and talking with him last year when he appeared at Dosey Doe’s Coffee House in the Woodlands, TX.
Richie Havens… eternally cool and another great artist lost in the shuffle…
Influences: Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, the Beatles
Similar Artists: Bill Withers, Joan Baez, Terry Callier
Key Tracks: Here Comes the Sun, Follow, Just Like A Woman
By Terrence Lathan aka IBelieveInMuzik