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Judy Marti – Performance Calendar

Welcome to where I list my upcoming performance dates.
When I sing at a festival or coffeehouse I introduce myself as a farmer-folksinger-songwriter-songcatcher. That says most of it. My folk repertoire includes traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scotish and American folk music, and it includes a good number of my own compositions. My own music tends to reflect the style of farming and life I’ve chosen to live, with a strong penchant for environmental issues. I play guitar and banjo, and I sing. (For more information about me, please see About Us.)

My CD GETTIN’ BY – Certified Naturally Grown Music, contains all original songs. See Gettin’ BY – The CD for more information about the songs and about purchasing the CD.

In the late 1980’s, I became an apprentice to Ola Belle Campbell Reed, the old-time banjo player and songwriter. She taught me the style for which she became known. This was one of the more memorable projects as I got to know Ola Belle and Bud Reed, and I still play the style of banjo Ola Belle taught me. I recorded the sessions and have written the biography of Ola Belle Reed, with music and banjo tablature in the song section.

The book ABANJO PICKIN’ GIRL – The Life and Music of Ola Belle Campbell Reed is now available. To learn more about the book and my new companion CD to the book (Waiting for the Day) go to the web pages at this site.

This is my first great experience at recording and documenting music, as a folklorist would, to make available for the public to use. This is what a songcatcher does. See Broad Valley Orchard Publications for more information.

DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2007
LOCATION: Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s Coffeehouse Series at the Fort Hunter Barn in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

DATE: April 21, 2007
LOCATION: Dickinson College, STEP IT UP Event

DATE: May 4-6, 2007
TIME: May 4th, 10am-6pm
May 5th& 6th, 10am-6pm
LOCATION: Fairie Festival at Spoutswood Farm.

DATE: July 14, 2007
TIME: afternoon/evening 7PM Opening performer for Ralph Nader event
LOCATION: Reading, PA, Green Party US Conference

DATE: August 17-19, 2007
LOCATION: Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival, Lansing, North Carolina
Banjo workshop and performance

DATE: September 21, 2007
LOCATION: Clover Lane Coffee House
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg PA

DATE: September 29, 2007
LOCATION: Mother Earth Harvest Festival at Spoutswood Farm,

DATE: October 4, 2007
LOCATION: Hotel Gettysburg for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards Reception

DATE: Labor Day Weekend 2008 (Date and time will be posted later when it is firm)
LOCATION: Kipona Festival, Harrisburg, PA

DATE: October 5, 2008, Sunday
LOCATION: Harvest Festival at Spoutswood Farm