Judy Collins to Return to Cafe Carlyle for Series of Shows, 10/15-26
Judy Collins' unique artistry has captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Stephen Holden of The New York Times has praised her for evoking "the kind of ethereal, far-sighted reflection that is her special artistic territory." Café Carlyle welcomes back the legendary singer-songwriter for a two-week solo engagement, October 15 - October 26.
An Evening with Judy Collins will run Tuesday - Saturday at 8:45pm. Tickets are $110 ($160 for premium seating, $65 for bar seating) Tuesdays - Thursdays; $125 ($175 for premium seating, $75 for bar seating) on Fridays; and $145 ($175 for premium seating, $75 for bar seating) on Saturdays. Reservations can be made only at www.thecarlyle.com or by phone at 212.744.1600. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Collins' show at Café Carlyle will feature a mixture of classic hits, selections from her latest album Bohemian (October 2011), and new material. Her set will include "Pure Imagination," from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty," Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Collins' own "In The Twilight," which she wrote as a tribute to her mother.
Judy Collins has 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 50-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, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
Judy began her impressive music career at 13 as a piano prodigy dazzling audiences performing Mozart's "Concerto for Two Pianos," but the hardluck tales and rugged sensitivity of folk revival music by artists such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger seduced her away from a life as a concert pianist. Her path pointed to a lifelong love affair with the guitar and pursuit of emotional truth in lyrics. The focus and regimented practice of classical music, however, would be a source of strength to her inner core as she navigated the highs and lows of the music business.