Judy Blue Eyes

The only thing better than seeing Judy Collins for free is seeing Judy Collins for free at a venue that allows you to bring your camera. If I’d realized ahead of time that photography would be allowed, I would have brought the Rebel and stationed myself a little closer to the stage. Still, I think the Fuji — which I’d just tossed in the car in case I saw any fun roadside attractions on the way to Okemah — did a pretty respectable job, given the distance and the lighting conditions:

Cameras were allowed, but audio recording was not, so you’ll just have to trust me when I say that it was a great show. The highlight, at least for me, was hearing her sing “Since You Asked,” which Ron and I talked my little sister into singing for our wedding, at my friend Zola’s recommendation. (Thanks again, Zola!) She followed it with “Albatross,” which is one of my favorites.

Here are a few quick shots from the festival grounds:

Definitely one of the coolest things I’ve done this summer. 🙂


3 thoughts on “Judy Blue Eyes”

  1. Hi Emily, I was there too! It was a sweet festival. Judy’s still got the magic. She seemed so natural, kind, and funny too. I always love the Woody Guthrie Fest. Usually it’s scorching hot out in the “Pastures of Plenty,” but this year we got rain. Not enough to run everybody off, tho, thank goodness! See you next year! Judy in Oklahoma City.

  2. Cool report, thanks. One of my favorites, Ellis Paul, plays the Woody Guthrie Festival frequently. One of these days, I’m going to head to Okemah to see him….

  3. Cool shots! And what a rare treat to be able to bring a camera and not have to disguise it (not that I’d ever hide a real camera in a yellow cardboard case like it was an allowed Kodak disposable sold at an event or anything).

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