Judy Collins Announces 'Wildflowers' in Concert at Town Hall NYC - Exclusive TV Special Premieres May 30th

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Filmed in February 2024 before a live audience at Town Hall in New York City, Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert features the legendary folk singer performing her groundbreaking 1967 album, Wildflowers, plus additional popular songs from her career.  Wildflowers is Collins’ highest-charting album, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and certified Gold.  This concert special, exclusive to public television, will premiere on select stations and on Passport in the PBS App beginning May 30, 2024.  

Collins is a singer, songwriter, author, activist and poet, and deemed “the ageless wild angel of pop” by the New York Times.  AllMusic’s Shane Haney shares that her “blend of folk and meditative music paints a tapestry of soft, nurturing colors that transcends the mind of the listener and seeks one's soul.”  This unique and instantly recognizable sound is on full display with Collins’ new Wildflowers concert special.

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Accompanied by the Harlem Chamber Players, Collins sings her artful, self-penned Wildflower originals, “Since You Asked," "Sky Fell," and "Albatross.” She also incorporates her chart-topping, Grammy-winning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” along with songwriter/poet/musician Leonard Cohen’s “Priests,” “Sisters of Mercy,” and “Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye.”

Featuring additional favorites such as “Spellbound” from her 2023 Grammy-nominated album and her autobiographical hit “Mountain Girl,” Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert captures an icon reflecting on her early work. Collins closes the concert with one of her signature songs, Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” which won Song of the Year at the 1976 Grammy Awards.

A 7-time GRAMMY nominee, Collins is an award-winning folk singer-songwriter who has released 55 recordings during her prolific career.  She has released six albums since 2015 alone, and her 2023 album Spellbound is her first of all original, self-penned songs.  Recent features and profiles include the New York Times, New York Magazine, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, World Café and WNYC to name a few.  Collins is also a published author, filmmaker, keynote speaker for mental health and podcast host.  

Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert is supplied by Wildflower Records in association with American Public Television’s Premium Service, a co-production, co-financing and acquisition fund that provides fundraising specials to member stations, now in its 35th season. With the financial backing of their public television client stations, APT Premium Service has secured many of public television’s most prestigious and highest-rated programs.