Tue May 29, 2012
Society's Child on Tuesday's AU
Tuesday on Access Utah we revisit a conversation from March of last year with singer-songwriter Janis Ian. Her song “Society’s Child” about an interracial romance placed her right at the flash point of the racial tensions of the sixties. She writes in her autobiography about at least one experience performing the song: “I was having a hit record. I was singing for people who wanted me dead. I was fifteen years old.” Janis Ian’s songs including “At Seventeen” still resonate with audiences. We’ll talk with her about her autobiography, Society’s Child, her love of science fiction, and her current work. Janis Ian on Tuesday’s Access Utah.