Gloucester-based jazz band Good Shot Judy will be opening up
for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday at the Ferguson Center in Newport News, in
what will be the local group’s biggest show to date.
GSJ’s first show was back in March of 2013, and since then
has been a mainstay of the local music scene.
The group was formed in 2011 by brothers Jeff and Brett
Cahoon after their punk band, Ten Years From Now, called it quits. “It was in
April of 2011 that Brett and I were on a trip to NYC and the idea of Good Shot
Judy was born,” Jeff Cahoon said.
“Like many other music fans, we had been captivated by the
swing revival in the late ’90s, especially because there was a punk element to
the whole thing,” he added.
The brothers went to a see a lot of the new punk-infused
swing bands that had come from said revival. Some would play Frank Sinatra
songs before their sets would start, which was the first exposure Brett had to
him. Listening to Sinatra was a gateway to a new way of performing...
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