About the artist... Welcome to the world of composer and pianist Judson Hurd. Judson Hurd grew up in the beautiful country of Paraguay, at an early age he was deeply influenced and mesmerized by this simple way of living. At the age four he stumbled across his mother's childhood piano. His first 'teacher' was an old instrumental piano cassette a missionary couple left after leaving the country. The expressive, folk, piano vibrations of Philip Aaberg (Judson's childhood idol) and the simple, romantic Latin culture had a creative impact on his music. After years of being self taught and improvising smooth, cool grooves over Bach inventions his family moved to Ciudad Del Este where he began his formal studies at the Franz Schubert Conservatory. At the age of 12 Judson Hurd rose to be one of the prominent youth pianists of Paraguay. Judson now resides in Greensboro, North Carolina where he is still moving audiences through his music. He is assistant music director at Center United Methodist Church, keyboardist for the Jon Lloyd Band, composed scores for indie films, written music for radio, recorded countless session work, led worship at countless youth conferences and churches, opened for Five For Fighting, Gavin Degraw, Fighting Instinct, Todd Agnew and many others. Sacred Spaces is Judson Hurd's first piano solo album.