Judy Paster is a 3-time nominated GMA (Gospel Music Association) Award winning songwriter, living in Nashville, TN., performing a charismatic blend of Americana & folk rock songs. With refreshing honesty, she delivers a distinctly pure sound, reminiscent of 70's folk singers, yet with a power packed style all her own. This "petite powerhouse of sound" is armed with an acoustic guitar, full of notes and songs that ring out hope.
After an extended West Coast stint, Judy returned to Philly to launch her Recording career, with Media based label A.I.R. Judy’s self titled debut CD, received critical acclaim from Billboard magazine, where they said, "Paster brings her own intriguing vocal style to the table, bending many of her notes...and kicking an infectious energy into her choruses. In short, the woman knows how to sell a song." Her next project was produced by Jim Femino (award winning writer for Toby Keith). All the while, she was collaborating with successful Nashville songwriter Bill Diluigi. (Senior staff writer for Rhyme Partners on Music Row) Recently, she moved to Nashville, TN, where she is continuing to live up to her Billboard Magazine review as an artist truly "...on the rise", with 3 GMA Canadian Covenant Award nominations (Dove Awards in the U.S.) for songs she co-wrote, and recently winning a 2015 GMA Award for Jazz Blues Song of the Year. ("Awaken My Love", by Paster, Spicer, & DiLuigi) She has been writing, recording, and performing with Dove- nominated, and Covenant award- winning Instrumentalist Sean Spicer.
Judy's personal mission has been a mixture of finely crafted songs, that demonstrate not only her artistry and skill, but sometimes convey her faith in a meaningful way. Although faith these days is a controversial topic, Judy keeps it real! Whether singing or speaking, she recognizes that the world is full of intensely differing views and beliefs, hence, the human commonalities such as freedom, strength, hope, the condition of the human heart, etc. are themes interwoven through her songs, so as not to alienate the listener. Judy's goal then, is inclusive, to be a bridge that builds relationship and understanding, and also sounds good!
Judy recently went to Haiti, to share music at an orphanage. While there, she recorded the children singing in their native language, Creole (Haitian French). Upon returning to Nashville, she and DiLuigi penned "While You Lay Sleeping", a song for the Haitian children and people, which includes the children's voices in the song. Her new EP titled "RUBIES, ROCKS & STONES", includes this track. This Americana/ Folk Rock project is produced by Southern Gospel legends, the Gaithers, and is slated for Fall, 2017 release.
Judy can be found performing, co-writing, leading worship, and recording in Nashville, TN. She plays at the Nashville Rescue Mission, singing to folks who have found themselves homeless and bound to addiction, now in recovery. Recently Judy appeared on Nite Line and Atlanta Live, both TV Programs where she was musical guest, and also interviewed. Judy is affiliated with NSAI, NARAS, ASCAP, & the Americana Music Association. She is currently writing for film and TV, while simultaneously booking a tour across the United States. Don't miss the chance to catch her LIVE!
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Judy Paster Announces New Gaither Produced EP ‘Rubies, Rocks & Stones’ Coming July 28
Three Time GMA Award Nominee Thrilled About New Americana Project
"Rubie, Rocks & Stones" album by Judy Paster
"This new Americana album ‘Rubies, Rocks & Stones’ is a multi-faceted gem"
NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) JULY 17, 2017
Judy Paster, a three time GMA (Gospel Music Association) nominee and winner of the 2015 Jazz/Blues Song of the Year announced today she will be releasing a new Americana EP “Rubies, Rocks & Stones” produced by the Southern Gospel Legends the Gaithers on Friday, July 28th via iTunes. Paster will pre-release a new single from the EP, “Wings of Gold” a week prior on July 21st.
It is rare for a singer-songwriter to relocate to Nashville and record an Americana project with Southern Gospel legends, the Gaithers. Judy Paster, a Philadelphia transplant, is thrilled to have such a unique opportunity.
“This new Americana album ‘Rubies, Rocks & Stones’ is a multi-faceted gem,” says Judy Paster. “From the themes of finding the freedom to follow your dreams in ‘Wings of Gold’ to the message of help for Haitian orphans in ‘While You Lay Sleeping’ I am proud to be a part of this body of work. Recording with award-winning Gaither Music Producers Will Jennings and Michael Sykes was an unforgettable experience.”
Judy Paster performs a charismatic blend of Americana and Nashville Folk. Her unique power packed style offers an authentic and pure sound, reminiscent of popular 70's folk singers. “Rubies, Rocks & Stones” is Paster’s third album. After releasing her first album, Billboard Magazine referred to Paster as an artist truly "on the rise." Continuing to live up to that review, this latest album was co-written with Nashville songwriter Bill Diluigi, with whom Paster previously won the 2015 GMA Award for Jazz/Blues Song of the Year for “Awaken My Love.”
Paster recently traveled to Haiti to perform at an orphanage and recorded the Haitian children singing in their native Creole language and included them in her song “While You Lay Sleeping.”
“Rubies, Rocks & Stones” is an original EP collection of songs written by Judy Paster and Bill Diluigi.
The EP was produced by Will Jennings and Michael Sykes.
“Rubies, Rocks & Stones” (Nashville Folk Records) EP track listing includes:
She Belongs To The Day
Bright Side of the Moon
Rubies, Rocks & Stones
Wings of Gold
While You Lay Sleeping
Musicians on “Rubies, Rocks & Stones”:
Judy Paster: Acoustic Guitars, Lead Vocals
Will Jennings: Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Background Vocals
Joel Key: Acoustic Guitars, Bass
Steve Hinson: Dobro, Steel Guitar
Biff Watson: Acoustic Guitars
Michael Sykes: Background Vocals
“Rubies, Rocks and Stones” EP will be available on Amazon and iTunes.
Upcoming Tour Dates – Judy Paster:
July 17 – Nashville, TN – The Blue Bar
Aug 4 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Rescue Mission (private event)
Aug 22 – Nashville, TN – The Listening Room
Aug 26 – Titusville, NJ – House Concert
Weblinks: http://www.JudyPaster.com / [http://www.twitter.com/JudyPaster / http://www.instagram.com/judypaster / https://www.facebook.com/JudyPasterMusic
To arrange press interviews with Judy Paster, contact Publicist Elizabeth (Liz) Motley at LizMotley (at) me.com.
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My new single, Wings of Gold, will be released July 21st! Produced by Southern Gospel legends, the Gaithers- its got an Americana/Old Country feel that's amazing!
My new album, Rubies Rocks & Stones will be released July 28th! Can't wait for you to hear it!
BIG NEWS! Check out Judy's Kickstarter Campaign: Help her go to Haiti to do Music w/ Orphans and record fresh new music in Nashville, TN! (Live link to the right under Twitter info!)
We won a 2015 GMA Canada Covenant Award
(equal to an American Dove Award)
for Jazz Blues Song of the Year!
Instrumental Version of 'Awaken My Love'!
Stronger the new 5 song EP is now available!
It includes 2 bonus retro tracks that were reviewed
in Billboard magazine.
Billboard magazine has said of Judy Paster
"The woman knows how to sell a song"
Rubies Rocks & Stones the new album is available July 28th on iTunes & Spotify!