Sweet Judy Blue Eyes offers autographs tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo
If you've been around Denver a while, you might know that septuagenarian songstress Judy Collins grew up here and attended East High. The daughter of blind bandleader Charles Collins, Judy's first official performance as a singer was at the age of 17 seventeen, when she won the local Kiwanis Club's Star of Tomorrow competition. She moved on to the folk-music circuit in the '60s; known for her crystal-clear and beautiful voice, she was one of the first folkies to interpret the songs of contemporary songwriters. And though she's best known for singing the poignant works of others (from the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen), she helped to define the now-entrenched singer-songwriter mold.
Judy Collins still records and performs, and the beautiful pipes abide, if in more autumnal timbres. Now she's written Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, a memoir about her life and times in the '60s, when she was, in fact, the "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes" of the song by Stephen Stills.
Collins will discuss and sign the book, which goes for $26, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo. Admission is free, and tickets for a seat and a place in the signing line will be given out beginning at 6:30 p.m. For information visit the TC website.
And to keep up with the Froyd's-eye-view of arts and culture in Denver, "like" my fan page on Facebook.
Get the Arts and Theater Newsletter
Weekly information keeping you in the know when it comes to the art and theater scene. Find out about upcoming performances, exhibitions, openings and special events.
More ARTS News
- Bob Topp and his Hermitage Bookshop Keep Turning Pages — and Heads — in Cherry Creek
- Art Shows on Display in the Denver Area Right Now
- 88 Drive-In Theatre Kicks Off Another Season With a New Digital Projection System
- InFauxmation's Brent Gill on Denver Comedy and Why So Many Weird Stories Come Out of...