Singer Judy Collins is coming to Liverpool’s Stanley Theatre on Saturday 4th June and we’ve got two tickets go give away.
Judy Collins was one of the two major interpretive singers, along with Joan Baez, to emerge from the folk revival of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Judy has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, she made her public debut performing Mozart, but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy’s love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar.
In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22 and began a thirty-five year association with Jac Holzman and Elektra Records. She interpreted the songs of fellow artists – particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton. Judy was instrumental in bringing other singer-songwriters to a wider audience including poet/musician Leonard Cohen – and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy’s version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”
Judy has continued an impressive musical career with an extensive catalog from every decade throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and up to the present.
The details of the concert are:-
Judy Collins @ Stanley Theatre, University of Liverpool
Saturday 4th June, 2011 – Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 in advance from lgos.org or 0151 794 6868
If you would like to win a pair of tickets simply send the answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday 26th May. Winners will be notified by email the next day.
Question: What is the name of Judy Collins’ most recent album?
You’ll probably find help by following the appropriate link on Judy’s website at judycollins.com
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