Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years, with 45 albums, top 10 hits, Grammy nominations, and gold and platinum status. It is certainly no wonder that this artist was the muse for the classic Crosby, Stills & Nashsong, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and has been heralded as “The Voice” by Vanity Fair.
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 Collins’ love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her life long love with the guitar. In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22 and began a thirty-five year association with Jac Holzman and Elektra Records.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “BothSides Now” on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. Judy’s 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 show.