Jude Roberts


Jude Roberts is a singer/songwriter who has been writing, performing, and touring for over ten years. From six months of age, Jude began to imitate Joan Baez songs he heard his mother playing on the guitar or on records. He was captivated by Lotte Lenya singing songs from “The Threepenny Opera” and would mimic her vocal inflection and phrasing. His father was a classical pianist of great talent, who began to teach him piano at age five. After two years of classical voice training at Boston Conservatory of Music, Jude went on to earn a degree in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase in 1997. It was during the college years, listening to records like “Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” and learning to Travis pick, that he felt a strong call to write music. This prompted his switch to composition. In Jude’s work one can hear influences of English, Irish, and Appalachian folk music. Listening deeper, one can find the influence of baroque and Romance era classical pieces, and the folk and pop songs of Italy and France, among other places.