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October 17, 2008

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Judy is heading to Oregon and California on tour right now.  Her concerts and workshops are listed below and she hopes to see you somewhere along the way!

FALL TOUR DATES (For additional details and flyer downloads, see Judy Fjell calendar)

• Sunday, October 19, Oregon U-U Women's Fall Gathering Silver Creek Falls

• Friday, October 24, Fundraiser for San Francisco MCC
     “Songs to Fill Your Heart and Tickle Your Funny Bone”
     Kanbar Center (with the vocals of the Merry Ukuladies and violinist Kerry Parker)
     44 Page St.  7:30 PM  Sliding Scale $10-25
     Tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com

• Saturday, October 25, Concert with Betsy Rose
     “Musical reflections on the hopes, visions and values that sustain us through election seasons  and national turmoil!”
     at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists
     corner of Cedar and Bonita   7:30 PM  Suggested Donation $15-25 at the door

• Sunday, October 26, Music for Worship UUCB (9 and 11 AM)
     General worship and affirmation of gay-lesbian marriages
     at Unitarian-Universalist Church of Berkeley (1 Lawson Rd.)

• October 31-November 2, Fall Women Making Music Retreat
     Wo-Ma-Mu at the Bishop's Ranch (Healdsburg)  For more info, see womamu.org

• Saturday, November 8, Concert in Davis, CA
     U-U Church of Davis
     27074 Patwin Rd.   7:30 PM   Sliding Scale $10-15

Judy’s latest song - DRILL, BABY, DRILL has been enjoying large numbers of viewers on YouTube!  As of October 17 the first version (with the Drill, Kill and Bailout team) has been watched 1716 times (in just two weeks).  

Judy has also posted another version - DRILL BABY DRILL - LIVE on Yellowstone Avenue in Big Timber.  Check it out, it's got its own unique wackiness in response to the current political climate!

Judy continues to work on the educational aspects of the website.  Her second All Star Guitar lesson is now up on the Education Page for your edification.  Let her know how they work for you as it will help her with future video preparation.  She's been working up some new ukulele lessons, too, which she will be sharing for the first time, along with her All Star Guitar lessons, at WoMaMu this fall.

Her latest CD, Same Old Slippers is doing well with sales thanks to all of you.  It's available as hard copy CD with a beautiful digipak and full color lyric booklet which is shipped in the mail OR it's available as an online download of individual songs.   Online downloads (both the entire album and individual songs) can also be found at locations at digstation.com and cdbaby.com.  Buying from them increases Judy's visibility as a recording artist.  

If you go to cdbaby.com, you'll see the wonderful review by Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team :

“Same Old Slippers” is an inspirational and excellently-crafted progressive folk album from singer/songwriter Judy Fjell. Judy is a Unitarian-Universalist lay minister, and her songs reflect her liberal yet religious disposition. Practicing what she preaches, “Same Old Slippers” is filled with eighteen solid, spiritual, upbeat, thought-provoking, and heartfelt folk songs about positivity and love, in hopes of a better tomorrow. Judy delivers a great vocal performance to compliment her great acoustic folk arrangements, and her overall sound is reminiscent of Malvina Reynolds (of “Little Boxes” fame) and Peter, Paul, and Mary. “Same Old Slippers” is well-produced, with clean vocals, crisp violin and fine acoustic instrumentation. “Oh You Know We Are One” is a great opening track as her lyrics cover religion, race, and even animals, as she sings about world unity, giving the listener insight to Judy's world perspective. “One Of Us Can Make A Difference” has a great violin and acoustic arrangement as Judy argues that, through “loving thoughts and positive actions,” it only takes three people to change the world. “If There Is A God” is a controversial track with deep lyrics about Judy's personal religious battle, where which she sings that, God or no God, there is good and grace in this world. “Same Old Slippers” truly is an inspirational album that asks us to look past our minor discrepancies and realize that we are all the same. Fans of excellent folk music with a thought-provoking and positive message, be sure to pick this one up.

Judy’s been writing lots of songs lately, so be sure to catch her in concert if you can.  And, remember, if you need a hit of her humor, you can always go to the website and listen to
“It’s Not Just in the Bible.”  Recently a friend, who hadn’t heard the song before, called Judy and threatened to sue for damages received when she fell off her chair laughing at the song. Now that’s some kind of affirmation!

It’s a crazy world out there these days . . . keep singing and keep laughing!

Greetings to you all from Judy Fjell and her co-pilot Halley!



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