Judy Gorman - Listen Between The Lines
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Watch Judy and Manfred Live in New York in 2005: and

Judy Gorman live at the Liedertour in Lindow, Germany in 2011:
One Hour Mama ==>

Judy Gorman live at Colors - Benefit concert for Peace Action New York in 2012:
Throw It Away ==>
Surprise ==>
Diggers ==>
Mercy ==>
American Land ==>
Judy Gorman’s songs get their wings from her imagination and their roots from the folk, blues, jazz and gospel music she’s been surrounded by all her life. Being a native from New York City, Judy presents her blues rooted, energizing original songs packed with evocative, soulful and often political lyrics. Her passionate, rich smokey vocals add the inevitable color to passionate performances.

Judy's performed on programs with Ani DiFranco, Carlos Mejia Godoy, the Indigo Girls, Moby, Richie Havens, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pete Seeger, Suzanne Vega, Odetta, James Earl Jones, Laura Nyro, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon and Maya Angelou. In the feature film "In Our Hands" Judy appears along with Meryl Streep, Rita Marley, James Taylor and Carly Simon. Judy’s newest production in progress is “Shine Like Freedom”.

Born and educated in NYC, Judy earned a BA in literature and a Master's degree in art history. Before touring full time as a musician, she taught English in Chinatown, assisted in oral surgery, worked at the Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art, did construction work, community organizing and produced radio programs for Pacifica Radio's WBAI, 99.5 FM in NYC.

Judy performs in clubs, festivals, universities, peace & social justice events in over ten countries, & forty-nine of these United States. Most recently Judy has been performing in clubs and festivals predominantly in and around NYC, Berlin and other cities in Germany.

Judy performed with Manfred Maurenbrecher, one of the most renowned German singer songwriters, in May 2005 at the German Consulate General and the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts in New York City.
>Judy Gorman’s voice has the spirit an power of the great blues, gospel and rock singers, yet her sound is totally unique. You can’t learn to sing the way she sings. Either you have the fire or you don’t – and Judy has it< (Steve Rudnick, Director – Special Events Nest Foundation, San Francisco)

>Real music in a sea of mediocrity< (German Public Radio)

>Singing with a dark, rich voice, Judy Gorman brought the idea of international solidarity within reach. No small feat.< (Boston Globe)
"My lecture on ‚The Multicultural History of Women & Music / Finding Our Own Voice’ shares the little known, primary role that women the world over have played in the creation of music from pre-biblical to contemporary times. Females have historically endured the burden of peculiar dichotomy as „Eve“ or „Mary“ in popular music. „Eve is more powerful, and sexual but characterized as evil and predatory. „Mary“ is seen as sweet and nurturing, but passive and boring. To reclaim the lost and hidden history of women’s music of every culture enriches all of us and helps us to find our own voice in every sense of the word."

"In music, as in all fields, sexism is toxic to men as well as women. Sexism, racism, and all forms of oppression reinforce each other and use overlapping stereotypes. Any success in confronting one kind of oppression can help overcome others. To disempower any group it is essential to control and manipulate their procreativity and creativity. So often, we live "lives of quiet desperation". Pete Seeger said, "Music can't change the world only people can do that. But sometimes music can change people..." It changed me."
>Judy Gorman is a wonderful singer and musician. She has taken her songs to an extraordinary variety of places in the U.S.A. and Europe. You could sum it up: She came, she sang, she conquered. No two programs that she gives are the same. She is always thinking how to find the right phrase, the right song to hit the nail right on the head, to shoot the arrow straight to the heart of the matter. I hope she lives to be 100 and is able to bring her songs to every nook and cranny of this suffering world.< (Pete Seeger)