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3/26 - Brad Colerick, David Plenn, Special Guest Jerry Riopelle
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Judy Collins Performing at MIM in April

An Interview with Judy Collins
By Mariah Fleming

Judy Collins

Judy Collins, whose award winning music captured the hearts of millions in the 1960's, is returning to MIM for two shows on Thursday April 16 and Saturday April 18 at 7:30. The music of Judy Collins continues to enchant and inspire new generations of fans. Her exceptional talent has yielded an extraordinary life. Along the way, she has garnered gold and platinum selling albums as well as top ten hits. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" is in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The song, from her landmark 1967 album "Wildflowers," sent her career into the stratosphere. Her captivating version of "Send in the Clowns" from the Stephen Sondheim play "A Little Night Music" won a Grammy for Song of the Year. Collins herself possesses a masterly skill for songwriting. In a delightful conversation last week, we talked about a myriad of subjects including her childhood as a piano prodigy, her roots in Greenwich Village, her relationship with artists like Leonard Cohen and Richard Farina and her thoughts about the world she grew up in versus the world we live in now. My conversation with Judy Collins follows.

Q. You've appeared at MIM before, and it's great that you're going to perform at MIM again. Is there something special about the MIM that brings you back?
A. Yes. We love it there, that's a very special place. The sound quality is very fine. I'm very happy I'm going to be there again.

Q.You do a lot of dates each year. How is it for you to tour after all these years?
A. I love it. I hope I’m getting better at it.

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Brad Colerick, David Plenn, Special Guest Jerry Riopelle at MIM 3/27

By Mariah Fleming

David Plenn

David Plenn, well known to Valley fans for his work with Jerry Riopelle, will be appearing with Los Angeles musician Brad Colerick and special guest Jerry Riopelle at the Musical Instrument Museum Friday March 27 at 7:30. Tickets are $19.50 to $24.50. David's son Taylor Plenn will be performing on saxophone. It promises to be a unique evening of original music penned by outstanding songwriters you won't want to miss.

Plenn and Colerick have worked together in the past. Plenn's song "Tucson" was recorded by Colerick and is the title song of Colerick's fourth album, released in 2014. "Brad heard the song and fell in love with it," explained Plenn. "I've backed him up a lot. Brad's a great singer, a 'no bullshit' singer. His voice is authentic. It's real. Brad has that kind of plain speak, Nebraska (Colerick's home town) voice." Billboard magazine called Colerick "one of a baker's dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world."

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“I was lucky, I had Odetta and I had Baez and I had Joplin." Janis Ian

Legendary Janis Ian at The Rhythm Room 2/18/15

A conversation with Janis Ian
By Mariah Fleming

Janis Ian - Photo by LLoyd Baggs

There is not one "perfect" word to describe multiple Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and musician Janis Ian. I've tried. "Legendary" is overused, but accurate. She is a rare, multitalented, courageous artist with a fine sense of humor, best known for her songs "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen." And we have a rare opportunity to see Janis Ian perform at the Rhythm Room on Wednesday February 18th.

Her barrier breaking song "Society's Child," about racial discrimination, was written when she was just 15. Many radio stations banned the song. A station in Atlanta that played "Society's Child" was burned down. She received death threats. Despite all this, the song became a hit. In 2002 and 2008 respectively, "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen" were inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her first Grammy nomination was in 1967.

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