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Judy Collins In Concert

by Linda Cassella

Judy Collins singer, songwriter, activist and author will be celebrating her newly released studio album with an intimate concert at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, VT on Sunday, May 15 at 7:00.

judy1Called by The New York Times the “Ageless Wild Angel of Pop”, Judy Collins is best known for her sublime vocals, personal triumphs and her commitment to social activism.  Her rendition of “Both Sides Now” earned her a spot in The Grammy Hall of Fame and “Send in the Clowns” won a 1975 Grammy for “Song of the Year”.   Collins began her career at the age of 13 as a classical piano prodigy but hard luck and sensitivity to folk revival music turned her a way from life as a concert pianist.  The path she took pointed her to a life long love affair with the guitar and a pursuit to the emotional truth in lyrics.  Recently several artists including Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her with the album Born to Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

Her latest album “Strangers Again” (Wildflower/Cleopatra), was released in September 2015 and judy3quickly climbed to #1 on Amazons music chart. In this album Collins golden voice soars over fresh interpretations of songs by Randy Newman, Leonard Bernstein and James Taylor.  She invited several artists to join her on the album including Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, Jeff Bridges  and several others.

Judy Collins, now 76, is writing, and touring worldwide with around 100 performances a year. She has appeared on Sesame Street, HBO’s Girls, and even performed at a presidential inauguration.  She has realeased two CD/DVD specials in the past 3 years that were broadcast on PBS.

Tickets start at $30. For more information and how to purchase to tickets visit:

Chandler Center for the Arts

For more information about this and other events visit Vermont.com Calendar of Events page.

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