Judd Harris


Judd Harris is a New Orleans native, American Idol Season 4 finalist, and singer/songwriter. He’s been featured in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, People Magazine, CNN, and The Times-Picayune and his voice has been heard in numerous television shows and commercials. He’s opened for Wyclef Jean and Jesse McCartney, and his “Baby Grand” duet with Billy Joel went viral on TikTok, with half a million views. In 2016, he left New York City for the white sand beaches of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Now he’s partnered with producer David Schoenwetter (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Death Cab for Cutie), Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Adele) and session musician Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Harry Styles, Regina Spektor) to record the music he’s been writing on his Caribbean adventure.

“After a friend died suddenly in his 30s, my wife and I decided to change our life. We had always talked about living in the Caribbean and within a year, we landed in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. When lockdown arrived in the D.R., I stopped playing live music and started writing new songs. The Beach EP came out of that time. And much like our friend’s passing jolted us into action, I think the pandemic caused a lot of people to reevaluate their lives in different ways, and especially to question the traditional notions of achievement in America, what’s worth the sacrifice, and what isn’t. It’s like we’d all been sleepwalking and the pandemic shook us awake, wondering how and why we ended up here. The theme of wanting something more runs through The Beach EP,  whether that’s a big life change, a childhood dream, a special someone, or just a beach vacation.”
Judd Harris
The Beach EP
If you're a fan of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper and any earnest singer-songwriter types that have a bit of an island feel, the latest from Judd Harris will be right in your wheelhouse. Super fun stuff by a really talented guy. American Idol missed out on this one.



The Beach EP

Dreaming of the ocean? This 4 song collection of summer jams will put you in a warmer state of mind.


"Simple Life"

Have you ever dreamed of a different life? This song is for you.

"Let You Know"

Have you ever fallen for a friend and didn’t know how to tell them? This song is for you.

"Take Me Down"

Have you ever thought you were overdue for a beach vacation? This song is for you.