Don McLean in concert with Judy Collins
Liberty Theater proudly presents: Don McLean in concert with Special Guest Judy Collins
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon
Two legendary singer-songwriters showcase their insightful and intimate performance styles that have made them an essential part of America’s folk music heritage.
Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie,” “And I Love You So,” “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” and “Castles in the Air.” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs.
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years; performing memorable songs like her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy’s version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Liberty Theater Box Office 503.325.5922 Ext. 55. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 2-5:30 pm and 2 hours before curtain. Tickets are also available from Ticketswest.com or 1.800.992.8499.