Grammy Award Winner Janis Ian Celebrates a Lifetime in Music When She Brings Her Farewell Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on November 12


Janis Ian has been a touring and recording force since her teens, earning nine Grammy nominations and two wins and having two of her songs, 1967’s “Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)” and 1975’s “At Seventeen,” inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  Now Janis Ian is kicking off her “Celebrating Our Years Together” Tour as she says goodbye to recording and touring.  The tour coincides with her first album of new material in 15 years, “The Light at the End of the Line” which is also her final solo studio album.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is proud to be one of Janis Ian’s final tour stops to cap off an incredible career!  Fans can see the legendary artist on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8pm as part of the 068 Magazine Singer Songwriter Series.  Ian’s best-known hit, “At Seventeen” — a coming of age anthem about the struggles of being a teenager has resonated with fans for decades. The song debuted in 1975, topping the charts and moving her album Between the Lines at the time to number one on the Billboard charts. At the 18th GRAMMY Awards, Ian won her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “At Seventeen.” That same year, she performed the song during her Grammy stage debut.  Ian also performed “At Seventeen” on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live.  She was one of two musical guests – the other Billy Preston.  Make it a great night out with dinner and a show – visit 3 Keys Restaurant & Georgetown Tavern (19 Main St, Redding) for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entrée when tickets are presented.

Janis Ian’s catalogue of more than 20 albums is filled with songs ranging from the personal to the political. Her newest release, The Light at the End of the Line, which came out this past January, is her first album of new material in 15 years. Released on her Rude Girl Records label, it’s another “finale” of sorts for Ian, who has said it is her last solo studio album. By most accounts Ian was a child prodigy, she became proficient on numerous instruments at a young age and has been writing, recording and performing since she was a teen. She wrote her first song at 12, was published at 13, made a record at 14, and had a hit at 15.  Ian grew up Jewish in New Jersey and broke through with a controversial hit, “Society’s Child,” in the 1960s about a forbidden interracial romance by the girl’s mother, frowned upon by peers and society. It wasn’t an easy release at the time, but the song resonated and put her on the map.

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