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6Play is an original music Americana band: Lead singer, keyboardist, guitarist & songwriter Judy Rodman, drummer John Rodman and veteran studio and stage musicians.
The idea for "Judy Rodman and 6Play" was sparked by a conversation between Judy Rodman and her husband, drummer John Rodman. One night after having watched the mesmerizing, emotional performances of James Taylor and Carol King, they decided that if they make music with that level of mastery that gave the audience that level of joy, it might be worth the thought of getting out and playing again.
ot long after, calls were placed to some other veteran musician friends who wanted to play this way.
Judy and John decided that the heart of their music fit within the Americana genre, with musical freedom and originality creating the tone. They chose songs for the playlist which were mainly Judy's songs and co-writes, a mix of funky r&b, rock, pop, ballads and a handful of Judy's country hits. They decided also to rehearse they felt ready to set foot on any stage... the level of the performance was that important to them.
On September 17th, 2012, a Monday night complete with torrential rain and a competing CMA show on TV, this as-of-yet unseen band drew a crowd of a couple hundred at 3rd & Lindsley club in Nashville. The captured audience roared its approval with two standing ovations. The band received its first independent critique… a rave review from journalist Dave Carew which appeared in Nashville Underground. And so it began…
When music is made by masters with veteran experience, played with creativity and performed with joy, it becomes a true, memorable event, blowing both the audience and the performers themselves away.
That's the music, and the magic, of Judy Rodman and 6Play.