Legendary Judy Collins takes the stage at New Hope Winery for two nights in April

judy collinsLegendary 1960s singer/songwriter Judy Collins will be appearing April 7 and 8 at New Hope Winery.

Nicknamed “Judy Blue Eyes” by one-time boyfriend Stephen Stills, Collins is known for her musical work in folk, rock, pop, and with show tunes. Starting with covers of folk giants Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan, her first album, “A Maid of Constant Sorrow” was released in 1961.

It was Collin’s 1967 cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” that brought her international acclaim, a Billboard Top Ten hit, and a Grammy Award.

But Collins enjoyed the biggest smash hit of her career with her cover of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from her 1975 hit album “Judith.”  The single spent 27 weeks on the Billboard charts and earned Collins another Grammy Award nomination.

judy1Collins was also drawn to political activism, sympathizing with the Yippie movement and its leaders Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. In April 1996, she married designer and fellow activist Louis Nelson, whom she had been seeing since 1979.

Opening for Collins and adding acoustic depth to her performances is Ari Hest, an accomplished singer-songwriter with a new album, “Shouts and Whispers,” debuting in June.

Shows are scheduled for Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8. Tickets are $75 and available online. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the shows begin at 8 p.m.

New Hope Winery is located at 6123 Lower York Road in Solebury; (215) 794-2331.


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