With a strong spirit and unique sound, singer/songwriter Judy Paster takes listeners on a musical journey extending a beautiful branch of serenity and escape from the chaos of everyday life. Evoking inspiration, Paster’s music resonates with listeners spanning multiple genres and generations, and even further into the musical cosmos - conveying the tales and weaving the dreams of life. "To be here now, on country music’s storied stages and part of Nashville’s famous listening rooms’ reverential awe, is no small thing; add true love, marriage, and a steady stream of new music releases…Paster’s work is understood." She breathes life back into the timeless roots music genre and her artistry and songs remind us why the truth-seeking, bohemian lifestyle bred by folk, story-telling, country, and Americana music continues to thrive.
"As a singer/songwriter, Paster embodies the refreshing simplicity of the troubadour tradition,” Americana Highways noted, "Soulful and lyrical melodies are accompanied by trusted riffs and steady guitar. There is an almost luminescent quality to her beauty, and–when combined with her decidedly settled and copacetic presence- Paster seems to belong on the stage.”
The Pennsylvania native has become known for her charismatic blend of Americana meets “Nashville folk/pop” music. Her unique power-packed style offers an authentic and pure sound, reminiscent of popular 70s singer songwriters.
Paster originally gained notoriety in Billboard with her rootsy self titled debut EP, Judy Paster, when she was referred to as an artist “truly on the rise." Shortly after, Paster moved to Nashville and found herself getting local airplay and carving out her own niche in the Nashville singer/songwriter community.
Since making the move to Music City, not only has Paster enjoyed cuts by other independent artists, but she has also garnered numerous music awards including the 2021 Josie Music Award for Folk/Americana Artist of the Year, and a Canadian Covenant Award (the Canadian equivalent of America’s Dove) for co-writing Jazz Blues Song of the Year, she is a three-time GMA (Gospel Music Association) Covenant award nominee, and has recorded with Southern Gospel legends, the Gaithers, written and shared the stage with some of Nashville’s top songwriters including Bill DiLuigi (“Grateful”), Brian White (“Watching You”), John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley/”I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”), and Wil Nance (“Round About Way”), and performed at some of Nashville’s most prestigious venues including The Bluebird Cafe, 3rd & Lindsley, Listening Room Cafe, The Sutler, Tin Roof, and festivals across the southeast including The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival.
Most recently, Paster signed a distribution deal with Symphonic Distribution. She has also debuted live on Opry Nashville Radio and has been played on Americana & Country radio worldwide. Since releasing her debut EP, she has also released three additional albums, Stronger, Rubies, Rocks & Stones, and Like Stardust, and her last single, “The Ride,” which she also filmed a corresponding music video for that premiered on her YouTube channel.