Solo

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player Judy Insley has a voice that is comfortable, instinctive, and uniquely emotive; her skillful guitar and mandolin playing provide a strong foundation for heartfelt lyrics and flowing melodies.  Her easy style and connection to the world around her touches audiences during live performances.  

Quotes:

"You’ll feel an insurgence of warmth from the first song that will cover you like a familiar blanket.” – Craig Carrick, Music Director – Noreast’r Folk Festival [www.noreastr.net]

“Judy Insley is deceptive because she has a crystal pure voice over a volcanic passion. The result is spectacular!” – Tom Saunders, Host – Ann Arbor Alive (A3) Radio’s “Folk It!” Show [www.A3radio.com]

“She is not only a great folk singer she is a sweet-spirited woman with lots of amazing energy and insight.” – Stacy Jo Schiller, Farmfest Host/Organizer

"Judy Insley wins over audiences wherever she performs and she will win you over with her excellent songs, strong guitar and mandolin chops and rich voice."
 - Annie Capps, Songwriter/Performer and former Folk Alliance Region Midwest President

 

Side Player/Ensemble Player

Judy finds herself increasingly in demand as an accompanist and truly enjoys adding mandolin ornamentation, acoustic guitar support, or a tight vocal harmony to the music of others.  She can also be found performing as part of various musical ensembles.

Quotes:

"Judy has this gift of being able to paint musical notes with her mandolin, blending textures and colors that bring out the best in any song." - Idell Smith, "Tangled Sisters"

"It was a real pleasure to have Judy perform with us as an honorary Waynewood Boy! She enthusiastically stepped in to contribute some very catchy and clever mandolin parts and sang a sweet backup harmony. On very short notice Judy fit in as if she were a longtime member of our band." - Hugh Fader, "The Waynewood Boys"