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’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of 'Send in the Clowns', a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical 'A Little Night Music', won 'Song of the Year' at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits, as well as gold and platinum-selling albums.
Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honoured her legacy with the album 'Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins'.
A tastemaker in the early 60s within the thriving Greenwich Village folk community, Judy brought other singer-songwriters to a wider audience, including poet/musician Leonard Cohen, and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman.
More recently her album with writing partner Ari Hest, 'Silver Skies Blue', was Grammy nominated for 'Best Folk Album' in 2017.