Judy Collins

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Ruth Leon recommends…Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim

Since Stephen Sondheim died in November, peacefully at home after a good Thanksgiving Dinner with friends, every singer and musician in the known world has pulled together a tribute show to him, ransacking his huge songbook for songs that suit their particular style. I came across this one from Judy...
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Second show added for Judy Collins at The JPT

Due to popular demand, Spectacle Management has added a second Judy Collins show at The JPT. The additional show will take place on August 20 at 8 pm. Spectacle Live originally announced on May 3 that Judy Collins will perform at The JPT Film & Event Center on Friday, August 19th at 8 pm.
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'Someday Soon' Judy Collins will perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

In the 1970s, my sister-in-law, Chrys Shakalis, spied Judy Collins inside a theater and followed her to the restroom, waiting outside to get an autograph. Collins was her favorite singer. Chrys never showed her trophy to one single soul; she had inadvertently grabbed from her purse the first piece of paper, an official bank document from her job with a portion of the bank vault's combination.

Judy Collins to perform at The JPT on August 19

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins is returning to Newport for a performance. Spectacle Live today announced that Judy Collins will perform at The JPT Film & Event Center on Friday, August 19th at 8pm. [Update – Second show added for Judy Collins at The JPT]. Judy Collins has long inspired...

Judy Collins shares live stories on 'Spellbound'

Judy Collins has made a lot of other songwriters famous. She began her career singing other peoples' songs, turning American audiences onto artists like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell with her hit interpretations. But over the years she's also developed her own songwriting voice — and now, for the first time, every single song on her latest album is an original. The album is called Spellbound and the songs on it tell stories from Judy's life – one that's taken her from the wilds of Colorado to some of the biggest stages in the world. In our conversation, Judy shares some of those stories, talks about her songwriting process and the advice she's gotten from some of her very well-known songwriter friends, and we get into some of the issues and experiences that have fueled (and still fuel) her activism throughout her life. You'll also hear her perform some of her new songs – beginning with the album's title track.

After six decades of music-making, Judy Collins finally releases an entire album that’s all her own

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Judy Collins has always been an acolyte of good songwriting -- her own, and especially others’. During a career that’s nearing 60 years, Collins has recorded versions, sometimes definitive, of songs by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim and others. She picked up the pen herself starting in 1967, at the behest of Cohen, to write “Since You Asked” for her gold-certified 1967 album “Wildflowers,” and she’s kept ‘em coming ever since.

March 13: Judy Collins at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Judy Collins will appear live onstage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m. She has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely...
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Folk legend Judy Collins coming to The Stanley

Grammy Award winning folk legend Judy Collins grew up in Denver and held her last ‘normal’ job in Estes Park in the summer of 1958 before beginning a singing/songwriting career that has now spanned seven decades. Later this month she will be performing at The Stanley Hotel, a place she has visited many times in the past, but never performed at.

Judy Collins Looks Back on Her Times with New Album ‘Spellbound’

Judy Collins will never get the memory out of her head. She had gone up to the mountains in Devil’s Thumb Ranch, an enclave within Tabernash, Colorado, had a few drinks and while driving down the winding dirt roads of the mountains, her car went out of control and flew into the fence. When she looked out her window, she saw two little babies sitting on a blanket beside her. “That’s the image in my head,” said Collins, who was 17 and driving with a learner’s permit at the time. “A guy came out screaming and yelling at me ‘you nearly killed my kids. I’m going to get a rope, pull you out of there, and call the cops.’ When he went back in his farmhouse, I rocked that sucker back and forth until I got it out onto the road again. I took off like a shot out of hell.”

Judy Collins Continues to Hold Us ‘Spellbound’

Over the past 60 years, Judy Collins‘ voice has gained legendary status, mainly through her interpretative skills. She was encouraged to write her own songs as far back as the 1960s, and, although she found success doing so, that side of her art never took priority. With the pandemic creating space, Collins sat down daily to write, sometimes wholly new material and sometimes drawing from her abundance of recent poetry. In her early 80s and for her 29th album, Collins releases her first record of solely original material, Spellbound. As she looks back through her life and relocations, Collins finds her writing, singing, and playing to be as strong as ever, making this new release a particular sort of treat.