I'm back in the studio working Buffalo Motel on a new full length album of original music. Stay tuned for updates. My latest CD, Devils Never Cry, can be purchased here.

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Johnny Williams CD Release: Gotcha Covered Benefit Concert

Johnny's Speakeasy, 2923 Dexter Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan

I'm organizing and performing in a benefit concert to support the SAVE THE GREEN RIVER SCHOOLHOUSE GoFundMe campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/greenriverschoolhouse). The concert celebrates the release of Johnny Williams' CD "Gotcha Covered" created to help support the Schoolhouse fundraising project. It is a double CD of Johnny's original songs covered by artist friends who have performed at Johnny's Speakeasy and/or the Green River Schoolhouse. The lineup is incredible including: Shari Kane & Dave Steele, Billy King, Bill Edwards, Chris Buhalis, Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis and many more---all performing the songs we recorded for the CD. The Sidemen Band will be on hand to perform and back up the CD lineup as well. All proceeds to go to support the Green River Schoolhouse fund. Tickets available at the door. Suggested price $30. CDs will be on sale at the event. For more info visit Green River Schoolhouse on Facebook.

For Pete's Sake: Seeger Birthday Tribute

The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Annual benefit for The Ark and celebration of Pete Seeger's birthday with Pete Seegers songs covered by Michigan artists. I'm excited to joining this year's lineup including Billy King, Dick Siegel, Gemily, Jacob Warren, Michael Hough, Jeanne Mackey and David Owens

Jay Stielstra and Judy Banker wsgs Mary Seelhorst & Gary Munce

Old Town Tavern, Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

Back at the iconic Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor for this show supporting Michigan legend Jay Stielstra along with fiddler Mary Seelhorst and bassist Gary Munce for an evening of Jay's best-loved tunes. No cover, but tip pitcher will be passed.

Judy Banker Band "Road Test" at Johnny's Speakeasy

Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The whole band will be playing this time--including Dave Roof, Tony Pace, John Sperendi, Alan Pagliere and Brian Williams at one of the coolest venues around, Johnny's Speakeasy in Ann Arbor! Johnny Williams himself will be doing an opening set along with special guest JULIAN performing a couple numbers. The event is SOLD OUT!

Thursday Open Mic @The Zou w/ Judy Banker

Zou Zou's Cafe, 101 North Main, Chelsea, MI

I'll be guest host for this week's Open Mic at Zou Zou's Cafe in downtown Chelsea. Following a shortened Open Mic session 7- 8 p.m. we're excited to turn the evening over to Nashville southern-soul duo My One and Only, 8 -10 p.m.

Ed Dupas & Judy Banker at the Roaming Goat

Roaming Goat, Grass Lake, MI

Ed and I will be swapping songs and singing duets in the cozy Roaming Goat venue in downtown Grass Lake, MI. No cover.

Thursday Open Mic @The Zou w/ Judy Banker

Zou Zou's Cafe, 101 North Main, Chelsea, MI

I'll be guest host for the Thursday Open Mic at Zou Zou's Cafe in downtown Chelsea, tonight, 12/20, 7 - 9 p.m. Come on down and share a couple songs or just to hang out. Always an evening of cool and interesting live music. No cover. PA provided.

Nov30

Jay Stielstra & friends at 9 Live House Concert

Ypsilanti, MI

Come hear Jay and friends up close and personal and completely unplugged in this intimate and welcoming house concert series. For ticket information email me at judybankermusic@gmail.com

Get Out The Vote Concert at Last Word

Last Word, 301 W. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI

I'll be joining a great line up of artists performing at the iconic Last Word restaurant/bar in downtown Ann Arbor to support the Get Out The Vote project! Some of the other performers are Johnny Williams, Mark Jewett, and Dave Rossiter (Hoodang). Donations invited to support the cause.

Folk Alliance Regional Midwest Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Looking forward to attending FARM 2018 in Grand Rapids. I'll be performing here and there throughout the conference. Scheduled appearances include: Thurs. 12:30 a.m. Gypsy Wagon Studio Live webscast https://www.concertwindown.com/gypsywagonstudio Fri. 1:30 a.m. Access Film Private Showcase, Rm. 124 Sat. 4:00 p.m. Performance Lane 1:00 a.m. First Timers Private Showcase Rm. 120

Oct21

Heaven For Me: An Evening With Jay Stielstra and Friends at The Ark

The Ark, Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

I'll be joining my longtime musical partner Jay Stielstra for an evening of his songs at the iconic folk club The Ark, in Ann Arbor. Guest artists will include Chris Buhalis, Peter Madcat Ruth and many more!

Oct11

Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert at The Ark

The Ark, 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Veterans For Peace annual John Lennon Birthday Concert raises funds to support VFP and celebrates the music of icon John Lennon. A spectacular roster of musicians share the stage, each doing their own version of one of Lennon's songs. I'm always thrilled to be part of this event. Others joining this year (so far) are host, Chris Buhalis, Billy King, FUBAR, and many more!

Westside Porch Concerts

Westside Neighborhood Manchester, Territorial Road, Manchester, MI

On Sunday, September 30th come out for a fun, fall afternoon of great music. Territorial Street going to be strummin'. 4 houses - 4 porch concerts. Bring your own chair and beverages. Admission is $20 and gets you a wristband for 4 great shows and light snacks.

1st concert at 402 Territorial - Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Band will start at 2 pm

2nd show will be across the street at 401 Territorial - Dick Siegel & Dave Roof

3rd Show will be at 545 West Main (west end of Territorial almost to Carr Park) - the legendary Jay Stielstra, featuring Judy Banker & Chris Buhalis.

4th Show will be 501 Territorial - Adam Plomaritas

All proceeds go to the musicians. 60 wristbands available. Get yours before they sell out!

Please park in the vacant lot behind the Manchester Market and come through the Scully's backyard.

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  • Bob Lippert

    Bob Lippert Milford

    Hi Bob, I'm so excited that you have a video of my band's Hollerfest performance! That's awesome! If you could email me the links that would be great-----judithbanker@gmail.com. Many thanks!!! Judy

    Hi Bob,

    I'm so excited that you have a video of my band's Hollerfest performance! That's awesome!
    If you could email me the links that would be great-----judithbanker@gmail.com. Many thanks!!!

    Judy

  • Michael G Nastos

    Michael G Nastos Ann Arbor

    Hi Judy...Pulp has approved to write a profile on you...contact me at mnastos@emich.edu...734-395-3634 (text or voice mail) or messenger on facebook...will coordinate an upcoming public appearance...thank you...mgn

    Hi Judy...Pulp has approved to write a profile on you...contact me at mnastos@emich.edu...734-395-3634 (text or voice mail) or messenger on facebook...will coordinate an upcoming public appearance...thank you...mgn

  • Amy Pershing

    Amy Pershing Ann Arbor

    Beautiful music!!!! Congratulations, Judy!

    Beautiful music!!!! Congratulations, Judy!

  • Drew

    Drew MI

    Luv ya Judy!

    Luv ya Judy!

  • Roger Beukema

    Roger Beukema Davisburg MI

    Coul u send me your email? I heard you both at the Living Room and really enjoyed your songs. I'm looking for chord and words for a couple. I'm a struggling new guitar and she too. Thank for your hep. Dutchbeuk12@ Gmail.com

    Coul u send me your email? I heard you both at the Living Room and really enjoyed your songs. I'm looking for chord and words for a couple. I'm a struggling new guitar and she too. Thank for your hep. Dutchbeuk12@ Gmail.com