The Judy Chops

Sat, Jan 19, 2019

The Judy Chops

with Midnight Spaghetti

About The Judy Chops:
For the past decade The Judy Chops have been wowing audiences with their deft musicianship and high-energy live shows.  This seven piece band comprised of family and friends has evolved from a Shenandoah Valley favorite into one of the hottest acts in the Virginia music scene.  Their unique take on Americana is a fusion of modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul for a sonic experience Huffington Post calls 'genre-defying!' 

Electric guitar // Vocals William Howard
Hollowbody guitar // Vocals Molly Murphy
Banjo // Vocals Sally Murphy
Trumpet Mike Pressel
Baritone saxophone Rachel Smith
Bass Jims Hinkle
Drums Jess Bergh

About Midnight Spaghetti:
Retro funk mob Midnight Spaghetti & The Chocolate G-Strings has been satisfying discriminating dancers with monster grooves since January 2003. Their blend of classic funk, conscious frenetic rap, a killer horn section, and a contagious enthusiasm for life left people wondering what planet they came from, but more importantly, how they could get on that mothership.


Keeping the old school party vibe of Digital Underground and Trouble Funk alive, Midnight Spaghetti takes the beat and runs with it in progressive directions. There are definite similarities to the contemporary genre-bending hip hop group Ozomatli, as well as the ruckus attitude of the early Red Hot Chili Peppers, but listen closely to the lyrics and you’ll find the brainy humor to be reminiscent of Frank Zappa.

Midnight Spaghetti has developed into an important player in the Mid-Atlantic music scene. Their yearly charitable music festival, SPAGHETTIFEST, brings together dozens of local, regional, and national bands (including DIGITAL UNDERGROUNDDJ KOOLThe PietastersMIKE DOUGHTYSCRATCH of THE ROOTSMichael Glabicki of Rusted RootThe Recipe, and The Big Wu ) to celebrate for one wild weekend in the woods. Then there are the field trips: Halloween in COSTA RICA, week-long road trips with fans while touring through Canada, 24-hour power vacations along the coasts of North Carolina, you get the idea. It’s the kind of thing that only a freewheeling independent band could do.

In September of 2015 Midnight Spaghetti released the much anticipated second studio album “Spaghettiquette”. This album features an array of members that have been blazing trails for that past 6 years of Midnight Spaghetti, keeping the funk alive. Produced and Mixed by longtime group leader and writer Mikael Glago, and mastered by Andy Jackson of Tube Mastering for the ultimate Spaghetti-Sonic Party. The album is available at every online retailer or stream service. CD copies are available as well as full fidelity downloads from the groups website.
The groups first studio album Velour On The Floor was released in 2006. This album features a few crowd favorites still performed at concerts.

Retro Funk Hip Hop .


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  • Doors

    6:30 PM
  • Show

    8:30 PM
  • Price

    $7 General Admission


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