Taking their name from Diamond Dave's signature "ninjy" move, The Judy Chops formed in late 2008. Long-time friends and members of the bands Heart Gets Monkey (Jess and Bill) and The Bourbon Specials (Molly,Sally and Bill) ,came together to play music that was fun, and to entertain. The band has since played virtually every bar/ venue/ diner in the Harrisonburg/ Staunton area, and is conquering Charlottesville, and beyond as we speak. They have toured in the Chicago area, Kentucky, West Virginia, and upstate NY! Festival appearances include Shenandoah Summer Blues Fest, Oak Grove Folk Festival, Junk Jam, Spaghettifest, Staunton Jams, OCP Lawn Jam, Farm Fest, and this summer's Camp Barefoot! The band has become known for their shimmering 3 part vocal harmony, virtuoso guitar, and undeniable stage presence, along with their unique brand of "mash-ups!" The future holds a lot of promise for The Judy Chops!