Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins to perform at the Golden State TheatreEvent Date:
Sep 25, 2021 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Golden State Theatre
Monterey, CA 93940
Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins is coming to the Golden State Theatre on Saturday, September 25, 2021
Enjoy dinner on Old Fisherman's Wharf and then stroll down to the Golden State Theatre, just a few blocks away, for a wonderful show. Featuring the voice of an angel, the legendary singer-songwriter, Judy Collins, is coming to perform at the Golden State Theatre on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: Judy Collins
Judy Collins has long 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 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
WHEN: Saturday, September 25 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. (831) 649-1070.
TICKETS: Buy individual tickets (tickets range from $29-$59. Tickets are available at www.goldenstatetheatre.com, or by calling 831-649-1070 or on the day of the show. Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more.
Ben Bransford, Golden State Theatre Concert Promoter for the concert series, comments, “We’re absolutely delighted to have Judy Collins back at the Golden State Theatre! After five decades of beautiful performances, she is a true legend in the music industry.”
About Judy Collins
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, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
Judy’s most recent collaboration with her as a singer-songwriter is the 2020 television special and album Winter Stories, including critically-acclaimed Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld, and masterful Americana band Chatham County Line. Winter Stories is a collection of classics, new tunes, and a few surprises, featuring spirited lead vocal turns, breathtaking duets, and Judy’s stunning harmony singing.
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 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.
In 1961, she released her masterful debut, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, which featured interpretative works of social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton. This began a wonderfully fertile thirty-five-year creative relationship with Jac Holzman and Elektra Records. Around this time Judy became a tastemaker within the thriving Greenwich Village folk community and brought other singer-songwriters to a wider audience, including poet/musician Leonard Cohen – and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman. Throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present, she has remained a vital artist, enriching her catalog with critically acclaimed albums while balancing a robust touring schedule.
Prolific as ever, Judy recorded a DVD special Judy Collins: A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim, in her hometown of Denver, CO. Along with the Greely Philharmonic Orchestra, Judy dazzled the audience with Sondheim’s beautiful songs and her lovely, radiant voice. DVD and CD companion will be released in early 2017. Judy also released a collaborative album in June 2016, Silver Skies Blue, with writing partner, Ari Hest. Silver Skies Blue has been GRAMMY nominated for BEST FOLK ALBUM in 2017, this is the first GRAMMY nomination for Collins in over 40 years.
In 2012, she released the CD/DVD Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art which aired on PBS. This special television program was nominated for a New York Emmy and won a Bronze Medal at the 2013 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards. Based on its success, in 2014 she filmed another spectacular show in Ireland at Dromoland Castle. Live In Ireland was released in 2014. This program also won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards and the program will broadcast on PBS in 2014 and 2015.
Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity & Grace and her extraordinary memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music. For her most recent title to be released in 2017, Cravings, she provides a no-holds barred account of her harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating, and the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), Cravings is the culmination of Judy's genuine desire to share what she's learned—so that no one has follow her heart-rending path to recovery.
In addition, she remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. She is the director (along with Jill Godmillow) of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico – PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world–and Judy's classical piano teacher when she was young.
Judy is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern-day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
About the Golden State Theatre
In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre, which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old-World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. Dana Carvey, B.B. King, Beach Boys, Dave Mason, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just a few of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or comedy show at the Golden State Theatre, or host their own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.
The Golden State Theatre has announced these shows so far for the 2021 season: The Beach Boys – Thursday, September 16, 2021; Y & T – Saturday, September 18, 2021; Judy Collins – Saturday, September 25, 2021; The Wailin' Jennys – Friday, October 1, 2021; Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) – Saturday, October 9, 2021; Demetri Martin – Saturday, October 16, 2021; Christopher Cross – Thursday, October 21, 2021; Felipe Esparza – Saturday, October 23, 2021; Sara Evans – Friday, October 29, 2021; Michael Smith – Thursday, November 4, 2021; Lewis Black – Saturday, November 6, 2021; George Thorogood – Friday, November 12), The Temptations – Saturday, November 20, 2021; Tower of Power – Saturday, November 27, 2021; An Irish Christmas – Thursday, December 2, 2021; Kathleen Madigan – Friday, December 3, 2021.
To buy tickets, to be added to the newsletter list and for more information, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com or call (831) 649-1070.