Collins has recorded 50 albums in a five-decade career, earning multiple Grammy Awards, including one for her rendition of “Send in the Clowns.’ For these holiday shows, she will be joined by Norwegian singer-songwriter Jonas Fjeld, along with special guests Chatham County Line, who will open the show with a bluegrass set and join Collins and Fjeld for their performance.
Folk music may be regionally derived, but it’s always universally resonant. Case in point the folk album Winter Stories, to be released November 8th, a comfy collection of seasonal and emotionally evocative songs by an unlikely gathering of artists. The album lineup boasts the triple threat of iconic folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins, critically-acclaimed Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld, and masterful bluegrass band Chatham County Line.
“I knew Jonas and Chatham County Line would be a great fit with me,” Judy says. “The language of music overarches everything, including geography. When we came together in the studio, we found we could speak to each other in a way that was compatible and nuanced.” Jonas adds: “What bonded us was a shared love of great songs.”
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