Bringin' It Back Again
Judy has performed on Cape Cod stages both as a solo performer, singing and accompanying herself on guitar and harmonica, and as the leader of her band-- The Judy Wallace Group. As a solo, she opened shows for such well-known folk and blues artists as Shawn Colvin, John Hammond Jr., Ellen MacIllwaine, Louden Wainwright III, and old time bluesman Moses Rascoe. She has also shared the stage with blues masters Rory Block, and Paul Geremia, as well as jazz trumpeter Lou Colombo and song stylist, guitarist Patty Larkin. With her band, Ms. Wallace opened concerts for Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Jerry Portnoy and The Eddie Higgins Band. Judy has produced three recordings, two with the Judy Wallace Group, and her most recent recording with husband David Gries. Strongly influenced by grammy winner Lucinda Williams, a musician Judy met in the San Francisco Bay area back in the early 70's, Judy is a seasoned performer who has entertained Cape Codders for more than twenty-five years to wide acclaim: 'Ms. Wallace belts out hard-drivin' rhythm and blues...throaty on the lower end and wailing on the high, breaking out just long enough to coo the sweet notes.' -Glenda Bendure, The Cape Cod Times 'Judy Wallace's voice is her own, with clear allusions to the girlishness of Billie Holiday, and the anger of Janis Joplin...the pained look on her face when she sings the blues is obviously real.' -Tom Augello, The Register 'Asking her to explain her musical roots calls forth a list of American musical legends...Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith. But her contemporaries have also received a sympathetic hearing...' -David Coleman, The Wellfleet Oracle 'The Judy Wallace Group plays across the generations...the high gloss professionalism of the group has a broad reach.' -John Ullman,The Cape Codder 'She catches her audience by surprise with intelligent humor and heartfelt musical interpretations.' -Karyn Bober Kuhn, The Cape Cod Times 'Having Judy Wallace and her music on Cape Cod is why Cape Codders don't have to live in Berkeley or Cambridge or New York.' --Molly Benjamin, The Cape Cod Times.