In the tradition of troubadours with attitude, a Sara Judge show captures the energy of dub hall reggae and hip hop, but with the more intimate exchange of acoustic guitar and strings.
"Really terrific! And what a voice. Of all the ladies who can belt it out--Florence + the Machine, Natalie Merchant, Neko Case and Brandi Carlile--Judge's work keeps right up with them." - Kara Swisher, Co-Producer and Co-Host of The Wall Street Journal's, D: All Things Digital
Sara's music works by bringing the audience into the folk rock genre from a contemporary female perspective with an attitude of "radical engagement”—if Patti Smith and Bob Marley had a baby, raised it on an organic farm, taught it how to rap, dressed it up in spiked heels, and then played Joni Mitchell for it through an antique radio until it learned to speak.
Musical influences include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Bob Marley, Sleater Kinney, PJ Harvey, and Neko Case.
"If Patti Smith and Bob Marley had a baby, raised it on an organic farm, taught it how to rap, dressed it up in spiked heels, and then played Joni Mitchell for it through an antique radio until it learned to speak."
“The verdict on this Judge? Gavel down on her Gorgeous voice, rule on lyrics that give you bumps like a goose, and set free her melodies that warm her crowds like a pumpkin pie. This lyrical warrior goddess was one of my top 5 "put down the phone" new musicians of 2016. Catch her. She's hot.” - Gabriel Leif Bellman, Former MTV Producer, Documentary Filmmaker and SOMA Magazine Senior Editor
Originally a New Jersey native, Sara has lived in Arizona, New York, Philadelphia, and is now based out of San Francisco. She has performed all over the country (and in Europe if you count that time in Rome).
"Sara has still got a bit of that east coast in her songs and her singing, and in the words of the immortal Bryan Adams, it cuts like a knife (but it feels so right). A number of her songs are bittersweet love songs (my favorite kind) and when she delivers them with that voice, you can tell, well, again in the words of the immortal Bryan Adams, it's coming straight from the heart. Give it to me. When Sara is feeling it and hitting those high notes, she has that forceful, beautiful edge going on. Great stuff." - JJ Shultz, Pandora Radio and former Host of San Francisco’s beloved Hotel Utah Open Mic, and San Francisco based artist.
Sara is available to be booked solo, or with other accompaniment including fiddle, bass, drums and mandolin. To inquire about having Sara play at your venue, house show, or on your ticket, send an email to Sara at or join Sara’s mailing list for information about upcoming shows.