New York based Judy Kass is a classically trained musician performing original music that blends generous amounts of folk, jazz and blues. Whether playing a grand piano or finger-stye guitar, Judy quickly draws in her audience with soulful vocals, no-nonsense lyrics and genre-bending harmonics. Her songs cover the full gamut of mood and experience, ranging from the humorous disillusion of not-so-new relationships to surviving middle-school misery. After a long hiatus of "collecting stories", Judy returns full circle to her first love of acoustic folk performance. Her debut album, Better Things, co-produced with two-time Kerrville Folk finalist Jay Mafale (The Ya-Yas), and released early 2014, is a musical illustration of sojourns along her journey, highlighting her skills as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and arranger. Judy can be heard in a variety of local and regional venues as well as on the airwaves as Better Things gains national attention in the folk music arena.