You may have noticed that we have recently been running a series of posts here on FolkNRoots Radio.com featuring artists who are part of ‘The Roots of Roots Music”.
This week’s featured guest on Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour fits perfectly with that theme.
Judy Collins burst onto the folk with her debut album, ‘A Maid of Constant Sorrow‘, in 1961, but it was her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now”, the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance.
She enjoyed further success with her covers of “Someday Soon”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Cook with Honey”.
She returns to WoodSongs riding the global wave of her first new studio album in four years, a project of incredible duets with the likes of Michael McDonald, Don McLean, Jackson Brown, Willie Nelson and many others.
Ari Hest makes his second appearance on our show. A powerful singer and songwriter and brilliant guitarist in his own right, he has been opening shows for Judy Collins around the world and appears on her duet album as well.