Judy Collins will celebrate winter and the holiday season with a one-time-only performance at The Town Hall on December 17. This will be Collins’ first official show in New York City since late 2019 and she’ll be joined by Americana group Chatham County Line and special guest Toshi Reagon.
Collins and Chatham County Line will warmly salute the season with songs from their collaborative album Winter Stories and more. Collins will also debut original songs from a to-be-announced new album to be released in early 2022.
Winter Stories was released in November of 2019, a collection of songs that capture the sounds and feeling of the winter season with new originals and classics such as Joni Mitchell’s “The River.” The “not so Christmas-y seasonal album” (Variety) led to a definitive New York Times profile, was deemed “marvelous” by the Boston Globe and spent four weeks as the #1 album on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart.
Despite several months of not touring, Collins did perform at The Town Hall in February of this year, in an empty venue due to the pandemic. She livestreamed the concert and released the recording in August as Judy Collins: Live At The Town Hall. She revisited a very similar set list to the concert she played on that same stage in 1964. Her 1964 Town Hall engagement was her first official solo headline concert in New York City, and was also recorded and released as a beloved album in her catalog (The Judy Collins Concert), performing songs that captured the tumult of the era.
Collins remains ever-prolific at 82. She has released five albums in the past five years, and in July launched a podcast that only Collins could host called Since You’ve Asked, in which she has refreshingly upfront, honest and revealing conversations with guests ranging from Jeff Daniels and Clive Davis to Christiane Amanpour. New episodes will debut early next year.