Things We've Done...
~ As members of the Horse Flies, Judy and Jeff have performed at numerous festivals, including: Central Park Summerstage (New York City, US), WOMAD (Toronto, Canada), Big Beat Festival (Vienna, Austria), the Telluride Festival (Telluride, Colorado, US), Smithsonian Festival of American Folk Life (Washington, DC, US), Philadelphia Folk Festival (Philadelphia, PA, US), Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (Port Townsend, Washington, US), Vancouver Folk Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, Canada), Independence Days (Berlin, Germany), Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival (Brooklyn, New York, US), Clearwater Festival (Croton, New York, US), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale, New York, US), Birmingham City Stages (Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.), Rhythm and Roots Festival (Cranston, Rhode Island, US), Lake Eden Arts Festival (Black Mountain, North Carolina, US), Tonder Festival (Denmark), Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance (Trumansburg, New York, US), RockyGrass (Lyons,Colorado, US), Floydfest (Floyd, Virginia, US), Lotus World Music and Arts Festival (Bloomington, Indiana, US), and Festival International de Louisiane (Lafeyette, Louisiana, US).
~ In The Horse Flies or in other configurations, together or individually, they've also appeared on a number of national radio and television programs, including: MTV News, MTV's Week in Rock, Late Night with David Letterman, Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, E-Town, Mountain Stage, Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?, The Entertainers (Canada), Radio Bremen (Germany), and more.
~ As members of The Horse Flies they've been written about in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe,The Boston Herald, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Musician Magazine, New Musical Express (London), Melody Maker (London), Folk Roots (England), Rootstime (Belgium), and many other publications.
~ Judy's been the subject of two articles in Fiddler Magazine, (Fall 2013, and a cover article in Fall 2004) and was featured in an article in Electronic Musician, June 2010, about her film composing. She was also selected by Fiddler Magazine in 2013 as one of the top 20 fiddlers they featured in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Jeff's been written about in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Fall 2000.
~ Together or individually, they've taught at numerous week-long and weekend traditional music programs, schools, and camps, including: Mark O'Connor's Summer String Program (Judy's taught there 6 years), Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp, Swannanoa Gathering, Augusta Heritage Festival, Blue Ridge Music and Dance Camp, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Florida State Fiddlers Association Annual Convention, Mentone Dance Weekend, Chesapeake Dance Weekend, Lady of the Lake, Montana Fiddle Camp, Fiddle Head Music and Dance Camp, Peach Bottom Fiddle Camp, and many more...
~ Judy's recorded two albums with singer Natalie Merchant (Leave Your Sleep and House Carpenter's Daughter) and has toured and performed with her in support of these albums and on other occasions.
~ One of Jeff's songs, "Sally Ann," is the opening track on Merchant's CD, The House Carpenter's Daughter, and Merchant and band (including Judy) performed the song on the national television show, Late Night with David Letterman, while touring in support of that release. For a video of that performance, see the Audio/Video page of this website. "Sally Ann" is also included on Merchant's Retrospective album.
~ Judy and Jeff have composed and performed music for seven feature films (Where the Rivers Flow North, Disappearances, Northern Borders, The Year That Trembled, Stranger in the Kingdom, Peter and John, and Wetware -- starring such actors as Martin Sheen, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Dern, Michael J. Fox, Ernie Hudson, Genevieve Bujold, Jacqueline Bisset, Diane Guerrero, Jerry O'Connell, Gordon Clap, Rip Torn and others). And, they've done music for a number of nationally broadcast television documentaries (e.g., Through Deaf Eyes; Audubon: Drawn by Nature; Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America; The War of 1812; The Return of the Cuyahoga; and On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea: Polar Science and Yup'ik Culture), some of which have received awards, including the Alfred I. duPont Journalism Award for Through Deaf Eyes. For the film, Disappearances, Judy got to teach Kris Kristofferson how to look like he was playing the fiddle, as part of his lead role. For a full website about their film scoring work, please go to: J2 Film Music.
~ They've made 8 albums with The Horse Flies (2 on a major label); 2 with Boy with a Fish; 2 soundtrack albums; and Judy and her father, pianist Dick Hyman, recently released an album of waltzes, Late Last Summer, composed by Judy. Jeff and Judy have also recorded as studio musicians on other band's/artist's projects.
For more details and information, please go to:
The Horse Flies
J2 Film Music
Boy with a Fish