CANCELLED Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie (7/16/21)
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
An incredible evening featuring two of Folk Music’s most celebrated icons. For over 50 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary from the 60s to the present. Arlo Guthrie’s timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs carry on the Guthrie family legacy with his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator. Judy Collins has 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. 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. Initially making a name for himself in the ‘60s with the iconic “Alice’s Restaurant” and providing perhaps the most often repeated phrase from Woodstock (“The New York State Thruway is closed, man.”), Arlo Guthrie helped define the singer-songwriter genre burgeoning in the ‘70s. With over 30 albums in his discography, an Arlo Guthrie show delivers an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day. After decades of touring, he is dialing it back a bit, but the road has become a way of life for the famed folk singer: sharing songs and stories, getting to the heart of what really matters, and of course, being a comedic agitator.