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Judy Kellersberger, Songwriter



Judy Kellersberger was raised in Texas but says that she "grew up" in New York City. Much of her early life was spent along the rivers in the central part of Texas known as the Texas Hill country. Her Americana and country music reflect much of this influence. Her songs "Devil’s Backbone" and "Texas Hill Country Song" were played on KNAF (Rebel Radio) and KFAN in the Texas Hill Country.

"San Marcos" was written for the 2001 Sesquicentennial for the City of San Marcos, Texas. The song was performed during the Sesquicentennial and was buried in the city's 50-year time capsule. It was played on South American radio for several years thereafter.

In March 2011 "San Marcos" was featured at a benefit performance by Grammy award winners Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines in San Marcos, Texas at Price Center's 1910 Auditorium. Richard and Melodee Lujano recorded the song that spring. The song aired on South American radio.

In June 2013 "San Marcos" was played twice on AMC's television program, "Showville" - San Marcos has talent.

   Judy Kellersberger  

During the 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, Judy's song "Tribute to the Hudson River" was played at the Knickerbocker Ice Festival, official launch site of the Quadricentennial. Rich Flanders, Broadway actor and singer, recorded the song, which has been played on radio stations along the Hudson River.

Pete Seeger put the lyrics of the song on the first page of his 2007 Clearwater Festival brochure. In 2010 "Tribute to the Hudson River" was placed in the permanent multi-media collection at Poet's House in NYC, the largest library of poems in the U.S.A. The song is presently archived in 35 libraries, historical societies and museums up and down the Hudson River Valley as well as in the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in NYC and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. It was also placed in several time capsules in the Hudson River Valley area.

"Tribute to a Firefighter" has been broadcast on major radio stations throughout the U.S during major fires since 1995. It has also aired in Australia and Europe, winning awards in the Netherlands. In 2012 The Coleman Brothers, a Texas band re-recorded the song. The Coleman Brothers have appeared with some of country's greatest artists -- Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Louise Mandrell. Two of their singles "Beer Thirty" and "Back on the Farm" charted #1 on Cash Box Magazine.

"Tribute to a Firefighter" has been played in areas of major fires across the country, including the raging fires in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma in 2012. In 2013 it was again played across the country in the western states including the "Rim Fires" in California. The State Fireman's and Firefighters of Texas (SFFMA), which supports the volunteer fire departments through its Texas Wildfire Relief Fund, has chosen to endorse the single and part of the proceeds of the song will be donated to SFFMA. The Coleman Brothers have been performing concerts for benefits of both SFFMA and the non-profit organization, "Always There for Texas", which is dedicated to assisting the men and women of volunteer fire departments and other first responders.

"Tribute to a Firefighter" charted #1 on Cash Box Magazine's Pop Country Top 50 on 6/1/2012 and again on 6/16/2012.
The song "Little Paws," which has been used for animal benefits in cabarets, has been performed at The Metropolitan Room in New York City by Broadway actress and singer Raissa Katona Bennett. Broadway Concerts Direct also sponsored a benefit concert at Birdland in New York City, where it was performed by the Broadway actress and singer, Christina Bianco.

"It’s Officially Christmas," though never commercially recorded, is often performed at Christmas events. Individual singers, choruses, schools, and Sweet Adelines groups have performed it, since it lends itself to all types of styles. During the 2010 Christmas season, it was performed by jazz singer and Bistro winner Dane Vannatter in the cabaret Club Studio in Boston and at events in New York City and around the country. In 2011 Andrew Schulman, classical guitarist, performed the song at Alouette in New York City during the Christmas season.

In 2013 it was performed in the Seagram Bldg. in NYC by Abigail Lumsden and Les Horan. Since the song was performed on video in mid-December, it has placed on the first page of YouTube as a song/video under "It's Officially Christmas". It has also had a high listing on Google under "It's Officially Christmas" on its first page. As of 1/13/14
Ask also had it on its first page.

"River of Spirits" was performed in front of 5,000 people in 1994 at the Queens Gay and Lesbian quilt unfolding for AIDs victims by actress and singer Teresa Williams. It has been performed at a number of memorials and special events.