Giddins Gary

The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Sq.
New York
United States

Nearly 30 years ago, critic Martin Williams called Gary Giddins “probably the most impressive journalist ever to have written about music.” Born in Brooklyn, New York, Giddins graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa. In 1973, he joined the Village Voice, and a year later introduced his column “Weather Bird,” which he ended in 2003, closing a 30-year run during which he received many prizes, including an unparalleled six ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for Excellence in Music Criticism