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Folk Music Presentations

Concerts — Festivals — Banquet Entertainment

Judy’s presentations can be tailored to fit your theme and desired time length.

Traditional Ozark Folk Music
This popular program is a mix of songs from the past including Redwing, Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party, The Strawberry Roan, The Letter Edged In Black, The Wreck of the Old 97 and more. This presentation is a favorite with senior citizens who grew up hearing these songs. Emphasis can be on little-heard story-telling ballads or well-known favorite folksongs from the past.

Life On The Farm
This program is a mix of contemporary songs themed around Judy’s experiences of living on a farm. Her farm program is entertaining and always changing, depending on the latest escapade with her animals. Song topics include gardening, farm animals, cutting wood, auctions, love of the land, buying machinery, milking cows and more.

Legends of the Nativity
This Christmas program weaves delightful songs of the Nativity with traditional stories and poems. Heart-warming songs and legends discuss unusual aspects of the first Christmas, focusing on characters often overlooked in the traditional re-telling of the story. Mary’s sure-footed gray donkey is recognized in Little Gray Donkey. The innkeeper’s reasons for missing out on the joy of this first Christmas are discovered in The Innkeeper. Legends of a stork, robin, sheep, owl, shepherd, and a Bethlehem grandmother fill unforgettable songs and poems. Audiences both young and old thoroughly enjoy this very unusual presentation of the well-loved story of the birth of Jesus.

Shall We Gather At The River
Judy’s gospel program is full of well-loved hymns that have endured for generations. Songs include Shall We Gather at the River, Sweet By and By, Where Could I Go, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, The Ninety and Nine, Hold Fast to the Right, Rank Strangers, Throw Out The Lifeline, and more.

Terrible Songs—Missouri Tragedies Set To Music
Judy’s one-hour historical lecture of Missouri Tragedies Set To Music features four songs of true Missouri happenings and the events leading up to them. Songs included are The West Plains Explosion, The Iron Mountain Baby, The Meeks Family Murder, and Resurrection Sunday.

What Folks Are Saying…

Your singing brought back so many memories of my childhood when my mother would sing many of those songs to my sister and brothers when we were in bed. It was better than any television. Thank you for a very enjoyable hour of music that is music.

I need to tell you how exciting it was to hear you doing the ballads and traditional songs you so obviously love. In recent years I’d all but given up hope that ANY younger people were finding value in the songs I’ve cared about and championed so long. After hearing you I was thrilled! Judy, you’re doin’ it the right way! Not only a lovely voice and solid backup, but you KNOW WHAT’S GOOD—what’s important. That is obvious to me. I really feel you love the music I love.

Just a note to tell you how much your music meant to me at Augusta. With all the wonderful singers/musicians I heard last week, you stand out—I really appreciate your presence, your excellent guitar accompaniment and your singing. Your personal selection of songs speaks so well in your singing of them.

It was an honor and privilege to have you come to Houston, Missouri and perform for our Texas County Geneology Society. We all loved you and I’ve heard so many nice comments about you! The history of our land is being preserved by people like you who sing and play those old song and ballads. Without these songs some of our history would be lost. Thank you again and we want you to come back again soon!