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Judy Collins: Sondheim & Hits
Folk Music Royalty
- Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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With Special Guest Kenny White
About Judy Collins
Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. Her crystal clear, pure soprano voice is just as captivating today as it is on her debut 1961 recording, A Maid of Constant Sorrow.
A classical piano prodigy, she turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. At the urging of her friend Leonard Cohen (whose songs she recorded on her early albums), Collins began writing and recording her own songs. Her popularity owes just as much to the songs she helped popularize, Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In the Clowns,” both Grammy award-winning performances. Her performances since the mid-70s have balanced her original material with her other hits, and gems by artists like The Beatles and Harry Chapin, all showcases for her haunting, focused voice.
NY Times review – Folk Goddess ….
She was the first singer to brings one of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful songs to a large audience.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Folk Goddess…” – New York Times
“highly polished delivery, crystalline voice and in-charge presence.” – Ottawa Citizen
“Collins’ soprano could hold its own on any “American Idol”-style competition: warm, deep, tremulous and sounding barely older than it did half a century ago.” – L.A. Times
“one of the most beautiful and moving voices of any female singer.” – Rolling Stone
About Kenny White
Born in New York City and raised across the river in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Kenny White began his career in the 1970s, touring exclusively as the keyboard player for Jonathan Edwards and Livingston Taylor, with whom he opened Linda Ronstadt’s legendary “Living in the USA” tour. He then became a fixture in the NYC studio scene throughout the 1980s and 1990s, producing and arranging literally hundreds of commercials for TV and radio.
White’s record producing credits include Shawn Colvin’s Grammy-nominated song, “I Don’t Know Why,” as well as the last four solo CDs for Peter Wolf. Kenny often joins Wolf’s Midnight Ramblers band on tour, honing his celebrated rock & roll keyboard skills, and to play onstage alongside his own band, Duke Levine and Marty Ballou.
The productions with Wolf afforded Kenny the opportunity to work with an array of guest artists including Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Neko Case, and to record a track side by side with Keith Richards.