About

Judd Harris

Singer/Songwriter

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 over 850,000 views and counting. Now he’s partnered with producer David Schoenwetter (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Death Cab for Cutie), Grammy award-winning mastering engineers Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone (Sara Bareilles, Branford Marsalis, Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga), and an incredible roster of musicians including Vilray (Rachael & Vilray), Clint Maedgen (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), and New York Brass (John Legend, Jay-Z, Elton John) to record his second solo EP, Hey Now, inspired by his Big Easy musical roots.

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"For so much of my life, I wanted to be like my heroes. I wanted to sing and write songs like Prince or Lenny Kravitz or all those great old soul singers, but I’ve come to realize that you can’t fool listeners. And let’s be honest, I am nowhere near as cool as Prince or Lenny. Trying to be someone or something that you’re not feels like what it is — disingenuous. Once I let go of the idea that I needed to act or sound a particular way that didn’t exactly come naturally, I started writing music that felt more authentic — and in my case, that’s more about being an approachable, positive guy whose attempts at wearing leather pants on stage are far behind him."
Super fun stuff by a really talented guy. American Idol missed out on this one.
Music

EPs

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Hey Now

Take a walk through the French Quarter with this 3 song ode to New Orleans featuring Mardi Gras funk, vocal jazz, and New Orleans R&B.

The Beach EP

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

Singles

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"Since You've Been Gone"

A retro horn-infused New Orleans R&B anthem that takes listeners on a streetcar ride back to the 1950s.

"Bacon Egg & Cheese"

A playful ode to the curative power and simple joy of a breakfast sandwich.

"NOLA"

A horn-fueled Mardi Gras party anthem ode to the city of New Orleans.

"Endless Days"

Are you nostalgic for the days of your youth when life was all possibilities? This song is for you.

"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.