The Judy Chops are a 6 piece Americana band from VA playing an eclectic mix of original and cover tunes with elements of western swing, rock, jazz, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and more who formed from the ashes of Charlottesville’s Bourbon Specials and Harrisonburg’s Heart Gets Monkey. 3 part harmony vocals augmented by tenor banjo, acoustic guitar, dueling electric guitar, and violin solos, backed by a unique rhythm section consisting of upright bass, and cocktail drums. The band’s music is a deft mix of modern and vintage sounds and styles, and their show is a high energy, raucous experience that has been wowing audiences at every festival, and venue they’ve played. Since their first show in January of 2009, the band has rapidly become one of the most talked about acts in the Shenandoah Valley/ Central VA area, and have toured throughout VA, the mid-atlantic, and beyond. The band released their first acoustic demo in 2009, and followed up with a full length album entitled “give her the gun” in 2010, with a third release anticipated in the summer of 2013! Averaging over 150 shows per year, the group’s tight musicianship, and dynamic stage presence has been honed through live shows and music festivals culminating in a truly unique musical experience!