Pacifica Tribune

Groovy Judy pitches in for Fog Fest 2000 (…groovy, baby…)

Two local rock and roll shows to help Fog Fest Organizing Group

The Groovy Judy Band will be wearing their crazy hats and playing 1960s’ flavored funk, rock, and pop grooves at two Pacifica nightclubs to raise money for the new Fog Fest 2000. The first performance is this Saturday, March 11, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Cheer’s in the Linda Mar Shopping Center. The following Saturday, March 18, the Groovy Judy Band will be playing at Charlie’s Place in Eureka Square. The band will have a donation jar at each concert asking patrons to donate generously to keep the Fog Fest healthy. Donations may also be made by contacting Pacifica Fog Fest Organizing Group chair Jean Headley at 355-8826. (The Fog Fest 2000 is scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24.)

Groovy Judy, a.k.a. Judy Gascoyne, lives in San Francisco but is very familiar with Pacifica. She worked as a Production Supervisor at Channel 8 for five years, has participated in broadcasts of the Fog Fest and has appeared numerous times on the popular Bruce Latimer Show. She contacted Headley recently and offered to help with the Fog Fest because she feels it’s important to keep a Pacifica tradition alive.

Judy’s company, Hey Judy Productions, has produced benefits for the Leukemia Society, Food Not Bombs, the American Red Cross, and Samaritan House. Judy’s gift of guitar groove comes from her mentor, Jimi Hendrix. She also draws upon the fashion of the psychedelic sixties for her colorful dress, outrageous hats and wacky glasses. She performs solo and with her band (husband Pete on drums, Scott Beyer on keyboards, Joe Prisco on bass, and Rick Yamashiro on saxophone) at clubs, cafes, special events and spiritual centers throughout the Bay Area. Her debut CD, “Groovy Judy,” is available on the web at groovyjudy.com, amazon.com, CDbaby.com, and liquidmusicnetwork.com.

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