In the autumn of 2010, three of the Long Island/NYC area's favorite singer/songwriters -- Hillary Foxsong, Martha Trachtenberg and Judith Zweiman -- were invited by a friend to perform what they thought would be a one-time show together. They accepted, and were dubbed The Folk Goddesses.
Our heroines practiced each others' songs, sold out the show, basked in the warm glow of a job well done... and then were surprised and delighted when they were approached by one promoter after another asking for repeat performances. A year or so later it dawned on them that they were, in fact, a band -- so they cheerfullly accepted their fate and have made time outside their regular bands to play together ever since.
Goddess Martha is a founding member of the Buffalo Gals, the first all-woman bluegrass band. She has worked in Nashville, sung for TV commercials, and has had songs recorded by a variety of artists. She performs both solo and with her husband Tom Griffith.
Goddess Judith was part of the early NYC folk scene and has recorded numerous times for Fast Folk Musical Magazine (now Smithsonian-Fast Folk). She was also featured in several of the Fast Folk Revues at the Bottom Line in NYC. She performs solo and with the duo Strike the Bell.
In lieu of having a midlife crisis, Goddess Hillary opted to pick up a guitar for the first time since junior high and embark on a career as a folksinger. Five years later, as one-third of the popular harmony trio Gathering Time, she is also a respected songwriter and performer in her own right.