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.
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!