The first thing that gets you is the voice--seemingly effortless, melodic lines and so easy to listen to. With her uncomplicated acoustic guitar arrangements and long hair, this is obviously a folksinger. Then come the stories--song by song she tells of people and events, weaving the everyday into the universal. Judy's delivery of a song creates a direct, emotional connection with the listener. Judy Krueger grew up in Princeton, N.J., spent her young adult years in Ann Arbor, MI., moving to Los Angeles in 1991. She learned to read music at the same time as she learned to read, thanks to her music-teacher Mom. Throughout her school years she studied piano and violin, sang in any choir she could get into and devoured books. She won her first songwriting contest in the 4th grade and her first short-story contest in 7th grade. In her late teens she discovered folk music and took up the acoustic guitar. 'I love a good song more than anything. The challenge of condensing a story and a viewpoint into a few verses and a chorus is like a good game to me,' she says. After a decade of making a living as bandleader and lead singer on the TOP 40 cover band circuit in Michigan (and raising her two sons on her earnings), Judy arrived in Los Angeles just as the coffeehouse scene and singer/songwriter genre were having a rebirth. In June, 1996 she released a self-produced 6 song cassette EP, Simple Songs For A Complex Age. Joe Seta, creator of the Artist Underground internet site called it 'an intensely personal listening experience.' Her first full-length CD, After All, was released in November, 1997 on Judy's own label, OffWorld Records. The songs cover women's issues, divorce, unfaithfulness, the pitfalls of friendship and the longing for a world at peace. The high-quality production of Judy's voice and acoustic guitar earned her radio play on folk stations around the US. A rave review in Independent Songwriter Web Magazine said: 'Judy's songwriting is uncluttered and uncompromised. Her music is nothing short of incredible. A revolutionary new sound and exciting creativity.'