Groovy Judy is San Francisco’s female Jimi Hendrix influenced guitarist and Sly & The Family Stone funkster, who combines Beatles pop melodies and Chrissie Hynde style vocals to her original, upbeat songs. She loves to spread joy and entertain. The messages in her music are about love, peace, relationships, and being true to yourself.
Her goals as an artist are to inspire people to live life to the fullest while spreading peace, love, and positive vibrations. She does this through the uplifting messages in her songs and her high-energy live performances. She loves to go out into the audience and interact with people, rock out on her guitar, and make people smile, laugh and feel good! She gives back to the community with charitable contributions to non-profit organizations and by donating her time and talent. She works her in community teaching music to kids and adults.
As an independent artist she’s released 3 full length CDs (Groovy Judy 2000, Life 2006, Love 2016) and one EP (A Little Love 2014). She’s featured in Guitar Player Magazine’s article “Now Hear This: Judy Gascoyne.” She’s won numerous ASCAPlus Awards, was a finalist out of 300 bands at The Emergenza Music Festival and her song “Forgive” won best Inspirational Song from West Coast Songwriters. She’s been a featured performer at the 40th & 45th Anniversaries of the Summer of Love Festivals in Monterey and has opened for rock legends Big Brother & The Holding Company and Jefferson Starship. From her own compositions to covering the best in Top 40, classic rock, funk, R&B, blues and Motown, she puts on an high energy and family-friendly show that appeals to all ages.
For more information visit her website: http://www.groovyjudy.com
-Article in Guitar Player Magazine - "Now Here This," Judy Gascoyne.?-Featured performer, 40th & 45th Annual Summer of Love Celebration, Monterey, CA.?-Opened for Jefferson Starship, Big Brother & The Holding Company.?-"Life" CD distributed through Independent Distribution Collective, San Francisco.?-Finalist Emergenza Music Festival 2006, San Francisco.?-Finalist KFOG Radio Guitar Player Contest 2006, San Francisco.?-Main Stage Performer She Rocks Music Festival 2005, San Francisco.?-Recipient ASCAPlus Awards 2001 - 2014.?-Winner, West Coast Songwriters' Songwriting Contest 2000 - Best Inspirational Song, "Forgive."
Jimi Hendrix's guitar rocking Sister with Sly & The Family Stone funk grooves, happy Beatles pop melodies with a Chrissie Hynde style vocal.