Judo Chop is not the first musical venture of any of the current members of the band. Drummer Cody Wales joined Judo Chop while on a break from his other band, The Magic Beans. He knew guitarist Brant Williams and bass guitarist Jiho Han for many years before that as members of the band The Workhy. He also knew keyboard player Eric Luba as a band member of Many Colors with Brant. Five or six years ago, they all joined together to create another band.
They cite their influences as bands and artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lettuce, J Dilla, and other folk and hip-hop artists. According to Wales, Williams and Han grew up and played music together in Iowa, and Luba originally grew up in New Jersey and eventually went to school in New York.
Wales grew up in Nederland, growing up in a musical family (his dad was a member of the band Leftover Salmon). He says that the funk and hip-hop sensibilities of their music tastes are what brings the group together.
Because the four are in other bands, they are often able to call friends from those other bands to fill in for them when they can’t make a gig. In this aspect, Wales cites the bands as ever-evolving and always changing from show to show depending on what the line-up is for each show.
For Wales, being able to perform music live allows both the audience and the musicians to live and be present in the moment, and he also believes that music is a great connector and healer. Evoking emotions in other people that they need to feel is something that the band takes great pride in, and they simply hope that they can make their audience members happy, allow them to enjoy the music, and encourage them to come back for more shows.
Be sure to check out Judo Chop live at the Gold Dirt Distillery/Stage Stop Backyard, 60 Main Street in Rollinsville, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 4 pm
Check out this weeks full listing of music in the Peak to Peak, right here!
Friday, June 10 at 8 pm – Caribou Mountain Collective
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ thecaribouroom/
Location: 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland
Every Thursday at 7 pm – Karaoke
Friday, June 10 at 9 pm – New Family Dog and Mel
Friday, June 24 at 9 pm – Bottle Rocket Hurricane
Website: www.coveredwagon restaurant.com/
Location: 15 East 1st Street, Nederland
Gold Dirt Distillery/ Stage Stop Backyard
Saturday, June 18 at 4 pm – Judo Chop
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ stagestoppub
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ GoldDirtDistillery
Location: 60 Main St, Rollinsville.
Gold Hill Inn
Friday, June 10 at 6 pm – AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Saturday, June 11 at 7 pm – Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn
Location: 401 Main Street, Gold Hill.
Howlin Wind Brewing
Saturday, June 11 at 4 pm – PJ Moon
Saturday, June 18 at 4 pm – New Family Dog Duo
Sunday, June 19 at 4 pm – Mickey Balder
Saturday, June 25 at 5 pm – Pick and Howl
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ howlinwindbrewing
Location: 51 A Main Street, Rollinsville.
Friday, June 10 at 7 pm – Seth Strickland & Friends (from Green Buddha)
Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm – Category 5 Jazz Quartet
Friday, June 17 at 7 pm – Pine Beatles
Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm – Paul DeHaven Band
Friday, June 24 at 7 pm – Sturtz
Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm – Danny Shafer
Website: www.jamestown mercantile.com/
Location: 108 Main Street, Jamestown.
Knotted Root Brewing
Every Sunday at 4 pm – Jazz Sundays with Black Dog
Friday, June 17 at 5 pm – Derek Dames Ohl
Website: www.knottedroot brewing.com/home
Location: 250 N. Caribou Street, Nederland.
Last Stand Tavern
Friday, June 10 at 7 pm – Karaoke with Phil the Jukebox
Saturday, June 11 at 5 pm – Greg Green
Sunday, June 12 at 5 pm – Jerry and Jack
Friday, June 17 at 7 pm – Karaoke with PJ the DJ
Saturday, June 18 at 5 pm – Rick Lobato
Sunday, June 19 at 5 pm – Richard Shine
Friday, June 24 at 7 pm – Karaoke with Phil the Jukebox
Saturday, June 25 at 5 pm – Bunny Blake
Location: 32138 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.
Dam Jam on Thursdays at 10 pm Karaoke on Sundays at 7 pm
Location: 121 N. Jefferson Street, Nederland.
Nederland Farmers Market
Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 am – Foggy Tops
Website: www.nederland farmersmarket.org/
Location: 85 E. 1st Street, Nederland.
Friday, July 1 at 5 pm – Rocks and Wildlife
Website: www.saltocoffee.com/ menu
Location: 112 E. 2nd Street, Nederland.
Saturday, June 11 at 7 pm – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ UnitedCenterInc/
Location: 1440 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs
Very Nice Brewing Company
Thursday, June 9 at 6 pm – Ryan Farris
Friday, June 10 at 6 pm – Jordan Poole
Saturday, June 11 at 5 pm – Mountain ReVerb
Friday, June 17 at 6 pm – Adam Hunt
Saturday, June 18 at 5 pm – Eric Stone and Tom Hall
Sunday, June 19 at 5 pm – CP Meyer
Friday, June 24 at 6 pm – Dan Williams
Saturday, June 25 at 5 pm – Uncle Barnaby
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ verynicebeer
Location: 20 E. Lakeview Drive, #112, Nederland.
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