Jud Caswell

...one of the leading singer-songwriters on the current scene... highly original (and) wise beyond his years. Caswell sings with charming warmth. By the end of the CD you want to know this man.
— Sing Out!

Scheduled for:

  • Friday (Acoustic Main Stage)

  • Saturday (Gazebo Stage)


Maine singer/songwriter Jud Caswell has an eye for detail, drawing inspiration from the land like Mary Oliver, pushing into the specific, unfolding it into the universal.

In 2006 he burst onto the national scene, winning the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition. His songs have been taught at Berklee, recorded by Judy Collins, and named “#4 Song of the Decade” by New York’s WFUV. Jud left the road to raise a family and make his music where his roots go deep. With a voice fresh as water over granite and soft as a pine needle bed, he wields his many instruments with the easy deftness of an old woodsman with an axe.

What’s your music like?

A young Paul Simon and an old Mary Oliver collaborate to set an Andrew Wyeth painting to music.

Where can I hear and see more?