Singer Judy Collins Explains The Enduring Appeal of Over The Rainbow

Judy Collins, singer-song writer, performs Over The Rainbow

Judy Collins, known to many as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, is expanding her musical repetoire to include the beloved song Over The Rainbow for a children’s book of the same name. She’s taken a musical standard and given it her own unique twist. Over The Rainbow evokes memories of Thanksgiving holidays with my family watching The Wizard of Oz.

Judy is known for her broad range of material: her famous songs include the traditional Christian hymn Amazing Grace, the Stephen Sondheim Broadway ballad Send in the Clowns.

Judy explains how she became involved on a children’s book project  published by folk singing icon, Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Judy explains why the message in Over the Rainbow is so powerful 70 years after it first came out.

Listen to the entire interview below: