Blush--thanks Tedham, I did mean Jesse Winchester.
Baez isn't/wasn't apolitical as you noted, Little Hawk. But I do think she was driven by the commercial success/competitive music business thing, which ultimately ended up killing her credibility (along with some really questionable political choices) in my book. She is a lovely singer, and has done some fine political work over the years, but hasn't been terribly consistent with either quality music or political wisdom, in my view.
But hey-vive la difference.