Jude Roberts

Jude Roberts

 Pleasant Valley, New York, USA

Jude Roberts has an uncanny ability to deliver emotion to an audience.Chatty crowds fall silent when Jude hits his first note.His songs are gems of folk craft- melody and dynamic chord changes are front and center, lyrics are insightful-all brought to life by a voice that is strong,pure and clear.


JUDE ROBERTS is a New York-born and raised singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Jude became involved in the local New York music scene after graduating from Purchase College (1997) where he majored in Studio Composition.

In 1999 he recorded several traditional period songs for “Crucible of Empire”, a Public Television documentary about the Spanish-American War which aired nationally that year.

Jude traveled to Venice, California in 2001 to expand and explore new musical paths. He performed frequently at such venerable Southern California venues as The Abbott Kinney Festival, Venice Carnival, Hotel Café, Molly Mallone’s, and Ghenghis Cohen. His work also received regular airplay on Pacifica Radio Station KPFK on “Folkscene”, one of the longest running folk shows in the US. In 2004 he participated in the Voice of Democracy benefit concert in West Hollywood, which featured Jonathan Richman as one of the headliners.

Jude Roberts’s meshing of classic and contemporary is widely acclaimed. “A mellow, vintage sound…accented by his fine guitar work” is how California Songwriter Showcase organizer Randy Simer described Jude’s performance in a recent review. The hallmarks of Jude’s work -unforgettable melodies, brilliant lyrics, stunning vocals, and rock solid guitar playing- combine to create a unique and exciting find for acoustic and folk listeners everywhere.

Having recently returned to his roots in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Jude is currently working on a full-length record.


"New Orleans"- Aired on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA
"California" - Aired on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA
"Silver Highway" - Aired on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA

Set List

Typical Set is 45 minutes to 1 hour. Original Songs Frequently Performed:

California, Silver Highway, New Orleans, Amanda McRae, Emerald Hills, Lifeboat, Follow the Light, I Don't Need to Tell You, Kiss of Steel, Squeeze.

Typical Covers: Dylan, Paul Simon, Beatles, Johnny Cash, traditional Irish, English, and American Folk Songs