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Whitt & Judy, "The Washtub Two" combine Hit Parade favorites; country oldies, western, traditional folk, ragtime, blues, and gospel--with "storysinging & songtelling," a style of interpreting traditional and original material that is their own. Their classic & original comedy is topical and timeless.
Whitt plays guitar, does the arranging, and writes a lot of the songs they sing,  specializing in “updating” songs.
He has entertained over 2500 troops waiting to "deploy" for the Persian Gulf War, played to delighted audiences at showcases for the World Folk Music Assn. in Washington, D.C., and performed on the main stages at the Border Folk Festival in El Paso, TX., and the Tucson Folk Festival.

Judy comes from a background in theatrical arts with a lifelong love of comedy, adding clear, honest vocals complimented by a washtub bass that confounds bassists who have to rely on four strings to get the job done. 
She also plays  flute, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica, ukulele, banjo-uke, jawharp, and rhythm washboard, with some surprising percussion and sound effects.
She contributes to most of their original songs, and their trademark “introductions."

 Whitt & Judy are, in the words of one presenter, "great fun and great music!"
As one fan put it, "The closer you listen, the more fun you'll have!".


 Discography:  3 CDs & 1 DVD, all recorded live in concert...

Warts and All
MWT’s first album is all material which was recorded in live performance, formatted as two shows.  This CD features a substantial mix of original gospel songs as well as MWT’s
trademark—humorous songs and patter.
Two Much!
Continuing in the “live performance” format, this CD reveals some of the duo’s progress as musicians and singers.  Also presented as two complete shows, this album contains over 75 minutes of material.                    
Good Clean Fun
The best of two live shows, and over 75 minutes of material,this is their latest live performance recording.  Their  improvement
as musicians and singers is again evident; but, the repertoire and the comedy are what set this pair apart as entertainers.     
This is a compilation of gospel music from the first two CDs, for folks who want only gospel.
The McKinney Washtub Two
"Alive at the Living Room"
in Pontiac, Michigan. Our first DVD!
One camera, one hour, one show.

Some nice things said about The WT
by folks whose taste we cannot help but admire:

"The (McKinney) Washtub Two did an awesome performance in our park. They have the best variety of musicality, wit, humor and fun in their show that I have experienced. Audience participation is encouraged and everyone who attended their show, thoroughly enjoyed their time. It was a great experience to have The Washtub Two at our 55+ park. Their program is for all ages to enjoy."
John & Ruth Dearinger
Mangers of VIP La Feria RV Park
La Feria, TX.

"Wow! Yesterday's performance at our November birthday party was GREAT!
  People are still talking this morning about how much they enjoyed the entertainment.  We loved your humor, and your repertoire. along with all of your unique instruments. Please let us know when you will next be in our area,
we would love for you to come again".
Denise Hiller, Activities Director
  Jan Hinton, Resident Services Assistant
The Oaks of Louisiana
"It was a fun filled show with old songs some of us didn't even know that we had forgotten, and favorites we all sang along to, interspersed with comedy songs, jokes, and just an old fashioned good time! We look forward to having Whitt and Judy at another of our events in the future."
Nick Russell
Publisher of Gypsy Journal 
Head Honcho of the Gypsy Journal RV Rallys

"The (McKinney) Washtub Two were one of the best RV Rally acts we've seen"
Greg White
Author of blog 
Gypsy Journal's Nick Russell's right-hand man (You'll have to ask HIM his assigned title!)

You guys did us all a lot of good last night. We thoroughly enjoyed you.  Your show is polished and well paced. It has a much broader appeal than the name would imply. You certainly live up to all the nice reviews I've read. Please contact us when next you are coming our way."
Myra Reece
Founding member and board of director member for
West Texas Bluegrass & Traditional Music Association.
Lubbock, TX

"You guys were great! You were a total surprise to me.
 I had read all about you, but I really had no idea until I saw you!"
Mary Swanson
Oregon Good Sam State director

"I have been playing your CDs over and over in my pickup every time I go somewhere and it seems that each time through I hear something I missed before.
Your comic timing is a lot of what makes it work so well. 
I hear that over and over in your back and forth in your work.

I'm thoroughly enjoying that stuff and I like your harmony too!"
David Page
Oregon Samboree attendee & Good Sam member

"Only one problem with their performance-it was only one hour!"  Jim & Judie Siseo;
Cross Creek RV Resort, Arcadia, FL

You guys did a great show, and I noticed that the audience agreed!!!!
That's what it's all about!!
Jean Hewitt
Sarasota Folk Club
Sarasota Sailing Squadron Yacht Club Concert Booker
Sarasota, FL.

"You guys are wonderful! I'm totally captivated by Judy's voice. In fact you gave me goosebumps. I'm struck by the energy and intelligence in your material. And can't help but wonder why everyone across the country has not heard of the McKinney Washtub Two."
Zeke Sinclair Browning
Shamas & Barry Award nominated Author

"I'm impressed with your music, and so are some of my listeners!
I'll play a tune or two from them on the weekly Shady Grove Web Radio shows.
Did you hear the two songs I lifted from your Web site?
They're gems!"
Ken Laing
Shady Grove Web Radio Host

"This is no ordinary band...this duo does songs known to all of us...with a twist. The show included a lot of audience participation on many songs...& lots of laughs as well. At one point I was laughing  so hard I was crying!!
If you ever get the chance to see this duo-I highly recommend it!"
Deb Chambers
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

"Ghost Chickens was inspired!"
Dennis Kingsbury
Performer and Co-host of "Live from the Living Room", Pontiac, Michigan

"Listening to your repertoire was a delight."
Al Grund--author/poet/performer
Host of Grass Lake Folk Festival

"You guys act out the song so well, it's like being inside the song!"
Basil DeFore
Board of Directors
Open Mic Prod. Inc.

"I just logged onto your web site and had a great time! What a blast!"
Jean Jones
The Sault Ste. Marie Summer Arts Festival

"I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your CD.  It is so much fun...I have added it to my folk/bluegrass mp3 rotation, which gets me through many a dull Monday morning.
This is great stuff you've got here. I'd love to hear more."
Josh Way
Website designer, Nyack College, N.Y.
"Our guest artists, The McKinney Washtub Two (Judy and Whitt McKinney)
are a polished act, and great fun...
They put in a very fine performance, and I hope they will be able to return."
Lynn Hefferan
The Fabulous Heftones

"I had my doubts as to whether or not it'd be to my tastes, but it's really great!...
I wasn't expecting such a humorous approach to the whole thing. 
Whitt's intro's are bloody hilarious. Judy's are too! 
It's classic stuff! Thanks again!"
John Nolan
University student-Ireland

"The McKinneys are delightful, utilizing humor and sound musicianship to
completely entertain their fans."
"I don't know when I've had such a good time!
You should have heard the one about the Ghost Chickens! Aaawkkk!"
Maggie Ferguson
Host of "The Old Front Porch" radio show WXOU Auburn Hills 88.3 FM,
Performer and Co-host of "Live from the Living Room" Acoustic Showcase
Pontiac, Michigan.

"The best show I've seen in 14 years of RVing!"
Carol Karpeck-Ocala Sun RV Resort patron

"The most fun I've had in a long time!"
Clarence Rosa
MC &  Mgr. of "The Hungry Ear Coffee House"
Atlanta, GA