Jud Caswell is a very particular kind of Maine singer-songwriter. He comes from that place where the two Maines meet: where ex-hippies play cribbage with fishermen and a kind of rural poetry is infused with no-nonsense Yankee pragmatism. He grew up on a little farm in Morrill, Maine, picking carrots and milking goats; listening to records by Cat Stevens and the Beatles and readings from Kahlil Gibran. This perspective keeps him grounded even as his songs reach deeper. Praised as 'emotionally resonant, deeply affecting and superbly crafted,' his songs approach social commentary and simple pleasures with the same integrity and genuineness that he brings to the stage, captivating audiences and making friends as well as fans. In 2006, Jud won the legendary Kerrville New Folk Contest, the Wildflower Performing Songwriter Contest, the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, and showcased at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Jud recently won the 2007 Plowshares Songwriting Competition. "Masterfully done... [Jud] has been working on his curveball this spring - going boldly in directions listeners haven't heard before while still maintaining... his familiar voice, summer-day warm acoustic guitar and poetic storytelling." - Times Record "Blackberry Time... is a lesson in the craft and process of award-winning songwriting... sophisticated, deeply thoughtful... this new release takes [Jud] to the next level. He's just an enormously talented lyricist, composer, performer, and producer... It's only a matter of time before he's discovered by the rest of the world; you should discover him now." - Mainetoday.com.