One Night with Judy Collins

Judy4Last night Yianni and I, my cousin Georgia and her husband Doug went to see and hear “Judy Blue Eyes” at a concert held at the  Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

It was a wonderful evening with a truly beautiful musical legend who took us on a personal journey with her songs and stories. Not just her near perfect soprano voice, but her classical piano and 12 string guitar proficiency make her an awe inspiring musician.

Being mostly an interpreter of songs, Judy Collins has written some very obscure and hauntingly memorable songs herself. Here she is at a concert last year at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, singing the 1st song she ever wrote with another one of my favorite singer songwriters, Shawn Colvin who joins her in a duet version of “Since You’ve Asked”.

“Take the lilies and the lace
From the days of childhood,
All the willow winding paths
Leading up and outward,
This is what I give,
This is what I ask you for
Nothing more.”



We were privileged to be able to meet her after the concert and tell how much her music has meant to us. At 75, she’s an inspiration.





I was fortunate to have her sign the DVD of her most recent concert in Ireland. The concert was a PBS broadcast aired just this past Spring on March 5th. Her autograph ended in a heart.

A night of music I won’t forget.