Staying under the radar for almost a decade, Judy Aron writes songs that should be plastered all over the radio. A musical blend of radio-friendly alt-pop and folk-rock, Judy has crafted an indie style that aims to please everyone. However, nothing in her lyrics suggest catering to the masses. One listen to her music and it''s clear that reveals herself, heart and soul. She writes about life experiences – her own and those of the people around her. Catchy and meaningful, her music speaks to everyone in some way or another.
Judy was born into a musical family, always encouraged to sing and play. However, crippling shyness and stage fright kept her silent. It wasn’t until her senior year of high school that Judy realized that she could sing well at all. She started writing music to accompany her poetry and discovered that she really enjoyed writing songs. And so it began.
In college, Judy majored in music education. She played in several bands, sharing the songwriting duties and honing her songwriting skills. After her first band Clueless imploded, she formed Ply with a few fellow music majors. Ply was fun and popular on campus but also short-lived, as was the Freak Ensemble, in which she switched between guitaring and drumming. Fed up with dealing with multiple personalities that weren’t her own, she decided to work on her own solo career.
In 2000, Judy released her first official CD, Curious Jude. The CD was well received as a look into her innermost thoughts and feelings. Many consider it her most emotional work to date.
In 2003, she released the last thing on your mind. The CD was a marked departure from the folky and subdued nature of the first CD. Backed by a supporting band of guitarist Rob Ward, drummer Jonathan Ward, and bassist Justin Lee, the recordings were more electric and rocking than Curious.
Now in 2007, Judy has just released Call It What You Will. Self-recorded and produced, it is a shining example of Judy’s evolution as a writer and singer. It is still catchy, still memorable and still full of meaningful lyrics. She is currently playing out to support the CD’s release with her guitarist Mike “Obi-Wan” Malinowski.
By day, Judy is an instrumental music teacher in New Jersey. She is often asked why she isn’t famous yet. After she stops laughing, she has two responses. One, she is too socially awkward to handle the business end of the music business. And two, she actually enjoys her day job, so she is reluctant to give it up for the stresses of a struggling musician. The resulting compromise is a musical career of relative anonymity, which is fine with her. As long as the people who do hear the music enjoy it.
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