July 24, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Judy Collins (July 24) has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. She is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and roll and standards as well as her social activism.
Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy’s love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”