Tue, Jul 11|
Stonecropacres Winery + Vineyard
An Evening with Judy Collins
One of the most influential female folk artists of all time. Judy Collins is a multi-Grammy Award winner who has paved the way for many great performers. "Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition...." - USA Today
Time & Location
Jul 11, 7:00 p.m.
Stonecropacres Winery + Vineyard, 5242 Smiths Rd, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0, Canada
About The Event
Garnet Rogers is opening for Judy.
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 standardsand her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of "Send in theClowns," 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 RufusWainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: ATribute 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 hard luck tales and rugged sensitivity of folk revival music by artists such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger seduced heraway 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. Thefocus and regimented practice of classical music, however, would be a source of strength to her inner core as she navigated the highsand lows of the music business.
Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity & Grace and her extraordinary memoir, Sweet JudyBlue Eyes: My Life in Music. For her most recent title to be released in 2017, Cravings, she provides a no-holds barred account of herharrowing struggle with compulsive overeating, and the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life andthose of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidtech of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name afew), Cravings is the culmination of Judy's genuine desire to share what she's learned—so that no one has follow her heart-rendingpath to recovery.
In addition, she remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. She is the director (along with JillGodmillow) of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico – PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, the first woman to conductmajor symphonies around the world–and Judy's classical piano teacher when she was young.
Judy Collins is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern dayRenaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynotespeaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world andspeaks to the heart.
General Admission Adult
18 years and up
13 and under