Venue: Castle Theater
Tickets: $40, $45, $55, $65 (plus applicable fees)
Opening up the show is Benny Uyetake.
Blues Bear Hawaii presents singer/songwriter and folk music icon, Judy Collins. Judy is on tour in support of one of her recent releases “Strangers Again,” a collection of duets with some of her favorite male artists, including Don Mclean, Michael McDonald, Jeff Bridges, Willie Nelson, & Jackson Browne.
“These are guys that I adore & respect ... I have dreamed of playing with them.”
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable song writing, 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 musician 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 Collins, now 75, 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.
"Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition...." —USA Today.