Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
with Numa Edema
August 2 | 7:30 pm
Amphitheatre, General Admission
$69 GA Covered, $49 GA Lawn
Early Access Seating Available – More Info
50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.
This summer, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint summer tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, due out Summer of 2017, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.
Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote and demoed his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll.
Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Still is best known for the hits For What Its Worth by Buffalo Springfield and Love The One Youre With from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. Hes a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield).
Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. Shes earned five Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has published two memoirs, one novel, and, in 1975, was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman. Collins is also a lifelong activist.
Real soul music isnt about physical geography; its about emotional resonance.
Soul music is true to its name. It comes from inside the artist, and deeply touches the listener. Soul singer-songwriter Numa Edema comes from Norway, but his music is born from universal pathos, the human condition.
Numa posses an intriguing multi-cultural makeup. His roots are Norwegian and Nigerian, and he draws from each as fodder for his music and lyrics. He also gleans inspiration from his writer and musician parents. He writes about universal themes poetically, with empathy and sensitivity.
Numas lead single, Delta Man, from his debut album, The Hourglass, evokes Bill Withers-esque poetic reflection, slow-burn folk balladry, and vocals that ooze sweet soulful introspection. Back home, Numa has had an unprecedented reception for an indie artist. Oslo, Norways powerhouse station NRK P1 added Delta Man to its A-list regular rotation, and Numa was invited to perform on TV2 Good Morning Norway. His smoldering soul ballad follow-up single, Hourglass, premiered on the prestigious national radio outlet P1 Nitimen. The darkly majestic track shimmers with elegantly essential atmospheric instrumentation, leaving ample room for Numas smoky and sensitive vocal performance. The Hourglass single also has been remixed by award-winning electronic and jazz musician Trond Bersu.
Up next, Numa will bring his distinct elegantly expressive soul music, and his pan-cultural perspective, to America. Currently, hes readying his sophomore album release, an album brimming with soulful hooks, quietfire musicality, and bold vulnerability.