- Main activity
- Singer Songwriter
- Main genre
- Language skills
- English French
- Composer lyricist Singer Songwriter Vocalist
I’m an independent solo artist based between Paris, France and the San Francisco Bay Area. I perform all originals, solo with electric guitar and vocals, creating live percussive loops to accompany my own lead vocal. My songs rely on worthy lyrics, like Leonard Cohen or Patti Smith, and my vocals have been compared to Cat Power, Aimee Mann, and Liz Phair. I tour with a simple set up-- vocals and guitar are directed through a looping pedal board, which runs through the house sound system.
Hannah Judson is an internationally touring American singer-songwriter based between Paris France and the San Francisco Bay Area. She performs original alt-folk/americana songs that draw her audience into storylines of political, social and personal power, love and loss. She plays with electric and acoustic guitars creating live looping harmonies and percussion, Hannah’s vocals co-mingle and ring out and intimate set, with a modern folk sound reminiscent of Cat Power, Lucinda Williams and Elliott Smith. Noted as “the real deal” by UK’s country music Maverick Magazine, and “with a style that channels Elliott Smith” by Indie Country fm radio, Hannah has appeared regularly in Paris, throughout Europe and the US west coast. She is currently recording her next album with Sacramento based recording artist and producer Pepe Espada, to be released in 2018 on BoneYard Records. Alongside writing and performing, she founded and produces MUSEfest, an international music and film festival that spotlights inspiring women in music, film and art. The first two editions were in London and Paris, with New York City projected for 2018. She also performs in Lacuna Echo, an experimental audio/visual digital environment project with painter Florence Artur and Absynth creator Brian Clevenger. She discovered her first electric guitar at a Wicker Park pawn shop, as a student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied painting, sound and design. In Chicago she was a continuous member of folk, grunge and alt/rock bands, as the songwriter and lead vocalist. She also produced and hosted GrrrlsRock events at Beat Kitchen. She is currently studying the music business at Berklee College of Music.