With a strong spirit and clear 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. 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.
"As a singer/songwriter, Paster embodies the refreshing simplicity of the troubadour tradition. 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,” notes Americana Highways.
Paster 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. The Pennsylvania native has become known for her distinctive power-packed style that 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 the 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.
Judy has 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”), Steve Dean (“It Takes A Little Rain”), and Wil Nance (“Round About Way”), and performed at some of Nashville’s most prestigious venues including The Bluebird Cafe, 3rd & Lindsley, The Listening Room Cafe, The Sutler, Tin Roof, and festivals across the southeast.
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 and country radio worldwide. Since releasing her debut EP, she has also released three additional albums, Stronger, Rubies, Rocks & Stones, and Like Stardust, and several singles.
Her latest single, “Chop Wood Carry Water,” in which she also filmed a corresponding music video has been nominated for both Americana/Folk/Roots Song of the Year & Video of the Year at the Josie Music Awards 2023, held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN on October 22nd, The video is also in rotation on TCN (The Country Network). Judy can be seen on the current episode of “Jimmy Bowen & Friends” on Heartland TV, The Country Network, Country Road TV, & several other stations, spanning a reach of 200 million homes.