Past Shows

I'll be joined by bandmates David Roof and John Sperendi for this new musical event developed by Matt Altruda to bring music to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. We'll be performing downtown (designated spot TBA) Thursday 7-9pm. Can't wait. Ultimate casual summer evening outdoor gig!

South Lyon Concerts In The Park Presents the Judy Banker Band

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McHattie Park Gazebo , 300 Dorothy Street, South Lyon, MI

The Judy Banker Band returns to one of our favorite summertime gigs, the South Lyon Concerts In The Park series outside in the McHattie Park Gazebo. Bring a blanket or chairs and your favorite snacks and beverages and join us for the evening of music under the summer skies. Family friendly. No cover.

40th Anniversary Revival of Jay Stielstra's North Country Opera

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Green River Schoolhouse, Mancelona, MI

I'm thrilled to be serving as Music Director for the 40th Anniversary Revival of my good friend, Michigan songwriting and playwright treasure, Jay Stielstra's beloved folk musical North Country Opera. We will open our northern Michigan performance tour Fri. Oct. 7 and Sat. Oct. 8 with performances at the iconic Green River Schoolhouse in Mancelona. We will have subsequent performances Wed. Oct. 12 at the Old Art Building in Leland, Fri. Oct. 14 on the stage at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, and a finale performance at The Ark-Ann Arbor, Tues. Oct. 18. Ticketing will be online for the Green River Schoolhouse and through the websites of the other venues. Visit for updates on ticket sales. I'll be joined in the Buckhorn Bar Band by David Roof and John Sperendi.

40th Anniversary Revival of Jay Stielstra's North Country Opera

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Old Art Building , 111 South Main Street, Leland, MI

The Old Art Building will host our third performance of Jay Stielstra's North Country Opera, Wed. 10/12. We are pleased to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved play along with the 100th anniversary of the Old Art Building. Tickets will go on sale through the Old Art Building website. Visit for further information. I am excited to be serving as music director for the play--and will be joined by David Roof and John Sperendi in our Buckhorn Bar Band.


For the first time ever I get to team up with my lifelong friend, Blues queen Shari Kane, and her husband, renowned Bluesman Dave Steele, for an evening of music at the beautiful and intimate Trinity House Theatre, Sat. Oct. 29, 8:00 pm. We'll each be playing a set and may join each other on a few tunes. I'll have my bandmates Dave Roof & John Sperendi with me. Looking forward to this night at THT, blowing off the roof as we celebrate many years of friendship and music!