Judy Collins to Play Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 10/17
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and tragedies, and a firm commitment to social activism over a five-decade career. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Now her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-plus album body of work.
Most recently, Judy Collins filmed a PBS special in Ireland at Dromoland Castle. The show features some classic Judy Collins songs like Chelsea Morning, Cat's In the Cradle, Bird on A Wire, as well as some of her favorite Irish tunes including, Danny Boy. JUDY COLLINS LIVE IN IRELAND is airing on PBS nationwide throughout 2014, and she is incorporating many of these songs into her Intimate Evening concert.
A classically trained pianist with a lifelong love of the guitar, she is known for her interpretive renditions of Both Sides Now, In My Life, and Send in the Clowns. This Grammy Award winning singer- songwriter is drawn to music of hope that speaks to the heart. A modern day Renaissance woman, she is also an Academy Award nominated director, author, record label head, children's book publisher, accomplished painter and speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.