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The 6 1 5 Featuring Judy Paster

Judy Paster is an Americana/ Country singer-songwriter. Her musical background includes folk, rock, blues, and Worship/Christian. She have been married for 4.5 years and met her husband at the music venue where he works. He also has a lot of great song ideas! get to know her more below!

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Judy Paster's Top Six

What makes Nashville special to you? The music community is so special here. The level of creativity, talent, and friendship is off the charts wonderful!

How would you say your hometown of Bala Cynwyd, PA differs from Nashville? Bala Cynwyd is a suburb outside of Philadelphia. There is not a huge creative music or songwriting community like there is here in Nashville.

Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? I would be laying in the sun by a pool (with sunscreen, of course) with my husband and some wine, listening to classic country & rock music turned up loud!

What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? Etch, Burger Up, and The Pharmacy

Of course, we love your style, any favorite Nashville shops? Plato’s Closet, anywhere Vintage, and Free People.

If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? The Grand Ole Opry, of course, Franklin/ Leipers Fork for country drives, unique shops, and great live music and food.

One Thing About Nashville

What excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? My friends who I write and perform with make the scene so amazing and personal. We share our successes as well as hard times - always growing in our giftings as artists, musicians, and songwriters.

Five Favorites

What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? Noshville Delicatessen in Green Hills. It’s a great meeting spot plus you might run into famous country music artists. :)

Do you have a favorite music venue? 3rd & Lindsley (where my husband works), and The Listening Room Cafe where I’ve had some of my best shows!

Favorite place to go on date night? Any restaurant that has ambiance- I like dark & rustic!

Favorite museum? The Frist Art Museum has great exhibits.

What grocery stores do you shop at? Kroger, Publix, Trader Joe’s, & Whole Foods!

Best Steak? Etch

Photo: Jeff Fasano

ABOUT JUDY PASTER: 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," noted Americana Highways. "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.” 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 charismatic blend of Americana meets “Nashville folk/pop” music. Her distinctive 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 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, 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, 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 her last single, “The Ride,” in which she also filmed a corresponding music video for that premiered on her YouTube channel.

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