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awful purdies

awful purdies

Folk / new-folk / orchestral Iowa City, IA  US
Wild Sorrel and Strawberry
Wild Sorrel and Strawberry
At the Veil
At the Veil
My Time
My Time
Pennies in the Dustpan
Pennies in the Dustpan


  • 2014

    Sep 4

    Cedar Rapids, IA, US | 5:00pm

    Come see us play at the incredible NewBo City Market from 5-8PM. We love Cedar Rapids!

  • 2014

    Aug 7

    Iowa City, IA, US | 12:00pm

    200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, Iowa 52242 Colloton Pavilion (Elevator F, Level 8)

  • 2014

    Aug 6

    Iowa City, IA, US | 5:00pm

    Come on down to the Iowa City Farmer's Market to hear us play from 5-7pm. Located at the corner of Gilbert and Washington in Chauncey Swan Park and Parking Garage.

  • 2014

    Aug 2

    Madison, WI, US | 4:00pm


  • 2014

    Aug 2

    Madison, WI, US | 10:30am

    * www.sugarmaplefest.org * 24+ hours of music and workshops from national, regional, and local musicians! * Kids 12 and under free at gate with paying adult. * General event parking included in ticket price. * Camping permits not included with ticket price. * Rain or Shine.


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  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist)
    Laura Taylor Whitfield
    your Portrait is awesome awful purdies! lovely talented gals ya are! LTW
  • Sick Bird (Artist)
    Sick Bird
    Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com
  • Cait Brennan (Artist)
    Cait Brennan
    Beautiful songs, gorgeous voices and musicianship! I really love your stuff. Hope to catch you guys live the next time I'm in Iowa City!
  • Robert Purdy (Fan)
    Robert Purdy
    Well, having my last name be Purdy, I had to check out the music. I really like what I hear so far. Reminds me a little bit like a folk version of Kennedy Rose, at least my first impression.


Awful Purdies play The Community Song at Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series 2010


  • Awful Purdies live at The Industry in Iowa City
  • Katie Roche
  • Nicole


Katie Roche



Sounds Like: Mountain Man

Manager: Katie Roche

Bio: This all-female quintet is an eclectic collection of musicians who banded together out of the shared experiences of creating music across genres and being female in a male-dominated industry. All singers and multi-instrumentalists, they purdify every original and borrowed song they meet. Purdify...See Full Bio

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Record release concert: 6.27.15 @ Englert! Album available http://maximumames.com/product/awful-purdies-all-recipes-are-home/


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Feedback on the album
Oct 7, 2009

We've been getting such great feedback on the album. Here's a few sweeties: Jil... [more]



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Q: Can you post the tabs to your songs? I want to play them so bad but I can't get all of the chords by ear. Please help!

A: Drop an email to Katie@awfulpurdies.com and I'd be happy to send them your way! K

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Fri Aug 01 2014

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