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Judy Collins 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 determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 56-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowers has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns”, a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honoured her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

This season’s tour will highlight some of the new material from of Judy Collins’ release Winter Stories, featuring critically acclaimed Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld. Jonas Fjeld will join Judy on stage as a special guest performing many of the gems from this winter themed release. Standout songs from this project include Collins’ own, “The Blizzard” and Joni Mitchell’s “River”.


Nottingham Playhouse

Wellington Circus
Nottingham
NG1 5AF
0115 9419419
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