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March Music Madness

March is not only a month for leprechauns but it also is the first taste of warm weather in MN. Hopefully…oh and Minnesota Live Music March

2020 Vision – February Dates

Strong From The Start Lets keep this year going strong!  2019 was amazing to perform live music and I had an amazing time meeting new people and getting to existing friends better. Now with the new year in full swing i want to get back to website updates.  I hope you enjoy them!  Also, if you do leave a comment below its super helpful!  Yet, even if you didn’t enjoy it…still comment.   Like if you are annoyed that I am not a great writer… comment… its still helpful! January Wrap-Up In January I started to give away gift cards in exchange for phone numbers.  Two great things happen… -everyone got entered to win a gift card -everyone who entered [...]

Whiskey & Me Review

“Whiskey & Me” can be downright terrifyingly real as Jud pours himself into the endless depths of the bottle throughout the words of his new single, drowning himself in sorrows while serving us up a sweet mix of heartbreaking melody & spot-on musicianship.

SD Voyager Write Up

This is my first official write up by a dedicated art magazine and I’m super excited to share the article with you here(link to article).

Be Our Geek

What do I have in common with the movie “The Matrix”? Well, we’ve both been around for 20 years and we were both recent topics of discussion on the “Be Our Geek” podcast with Miss Shannan and Jatin.

Plastic Doll The Official Lyric Video

I have released the official lyric video for Plastic Doll! Super fun stuff here! Watch this music video now!

Plastic Doll Official Release

Plastic Doll Press release and Pre-order

New Year, New Studio, New Music

2019 is so exciting! I am happy to close the door on 2018 and move on! However, New year means a New commitment…

Small Steps Big Waves!

That Time I Hosted An MTV Show

Happy Is As Happy Does

What is it to be happy?  Truly happy.  Every day, every week, every moment?  Is it possible?  Most people are simply unaware of their ability to feel full-filled.

4th of July 2018

Wahoo!  4th of July is such a great time of the year!  There was so much to say and do that I drummed up another video to explain what was going on. This week I was so excited for the shows that I released the Big Waves Tank . If your in the neighborhood next week swing out for some good music and a brief feature in an episode! Enjoy! Amazing NEW Tank

Epic Drone Footage For Fathers Day

Summer Time is really my favorite time of the year!  But its not just because of the beautiful weather or tan bodies!  Of the many reasons one is my dads Birthday. As a kid I have many fond memories around his birthday.  oh the camping trips and the BBQ Ribs!  seriously though they are soooooooooo good.  Nothing compares in fact, I wont even bother trying any others. This summer has been one hell of a trip already and we aren’t even through half of it.  I have enjoyed seeing you all out.  I put together this quick video for you with an update and Epic Drone Footage.  Enjoy!

Beer & Wine

Green Rooms And More There is always this smell from the past years in the room.  The only way I can describe it is an old basement meets your grandmas house.  Almost like you could smell the bands that were there before you.  They have always just been called them green rooms.  I’m not really sure why because for the most part they weren’t Green.  In fact, they were covered in the stickers by the bands that had been there before. All kinds of stickers!  big ones small ones and they all had this retro 80’s cartoon character on them! LOL I was never interested in stickers then because every band or musician had them.  It seemed to be over [...]

The Dollar Bill Notes

What a week!  Summer solstice was just last week!  Whats awesome about that is its my dads birthday!  Happy Birthday Young Man! The week was filled with shows!  in fact, 6 shows in 5 days.  I am rather enjoying this day off with my kids.  We are chilling by the pool.  However, I love to see you at shows.  I saw and chatted with many of you.  It was clear to me that summer was in full swing this last weekend.  Y’all party a little differently in the summer.  LOL Looking back at last year I was performing about the same frequency.  As you may recall I performed 6 shows 5 days a week for 22 weeks!!  THATS TOO MUCH [...]

The Big Stuff Wedding Ceremony & A Loss of A Life

A Planned Week | Never Goes To Plan No matter how well planned out my week is it never goes exactly to plan.  Thats usually the case though… Right? Last weeks shows were in town and some venues that I quite often perform at.  However, from the very start it was wasn’t mundane or expected. The weather was amazing and the crowds were out.  I performed Wednesday through Sunday and I didn’t sing a single song twice!  Challenging and fun! Ceremonies in The Rain Nathan and I performed at a wedding ceremony on Saturday evening.  It was set on a beautiful property with horses and chickens and wide open spaces. Not a single person let the rain get them down.  [...]

Why Haven’t I Written?

NO!  I am not breaking up with you!  In Fact, I love you very much.  I love when you watch my videos.  I love when you comment on my blogs and I love when I see you out at shows. I find it strangely humorous that you want to hear Free Bird despite my insistence that it is an over played song. I love that you are convinced I should try out for The Voice and its that kind of support that keeps me going every week. But why do you stay in MN Jud?  Why are you not doing bigger things?  Some great questions!  But really the answers are not really satisfying.  I am  a committed husband and father [...]

The Official Invite To The Unofficial Event

Hey Friends!  What  busy year it has been for us!  Last week was officially the end of the summer tour season for me.  Which means I will be home a little more and focused on digital stuff.  I know you haven’t heard from me much in the last week so I wanted to catch you up.  First, I celebrated my birthday on the 9th by going to the Chris Stapleton concert with my wife and some friends. How was the concert:  absolutely amazing!  I am sure a few of you went so I would love to hear your opinion on that. Second, I am the host of a new series called Brews and Eats with Badass Peeps.  Last week my [...]

EP1.Timothy Howe.Brews & Eats With Badass Peeps

Join us with your favorite craft brew as we dive into music, Entrepreneurship, and business lessons along the journey. Timothy Howe has tried out for the Voice and American Idol and is currently one of MN’s Premier acts to follow. Performing an astonishing 5-6 nights a week and still alive to tell the story!

EP2.AdamDaniel.Brews & Eats With Badass Peeps

Join Us as we dive into another session with Musician Adam Daniel! This incredible man has steadily created a career with his uncanny sense of navigation and studied craft. Learn from a master in this episode of Brews & Eats With Badass Peeps.

The Battle With The Giant

What a great season it was with Giants Ridge.  I put a close on 2017 with a huge party up there.  Seemed like last year this time when I played there for the first time… Actually, it was this time last year. Ha  If you joined my there this last weekend thanks for an amazing week! On another great note!  I picked up another house gig at Luckys 13 in Burnsville! Wahoo Every month the second Thursday @ 5pm If you haven’t been there you need to find time to make it out to a show! Likewise, I have a super cool segment I am releasing within my weekly videos call Brews and Eats with Badass Peeps! I am super [...]

Release The Search Team

If you joined me at any of my shows last week then you know it was a special week.  The weather was just right and the air had a slight touch of Fall in it. The sunsets were pink and orange.  Despite work the next morning you joined me.  Breaking into the weekend fast and hard! At Baldman Brewing it seemed when they opened the doors people just kept coming in for hours!  I love it when the dancing feeling hits you. For those of you who haven’t seen a show; I will keep a spot open for you on the dance floor. Skipping to Barley & Vine late Saturday night.  I was in the middle of my 1st set [...]

OMG! He Left His Guitar Outside All Night!

I have a hard time expressing my gratitude to you every week!  However, this last week was amazing especially with all your support. I performed an astonishing 26 hours of music last week!  Not one of those hours was unattended by amazing music lovers like yourself. Labor day and the state fair did not hurt attendance this year.  Which is extremely abnormal.  I normally keep notes on my calendar for the the next year. Usually, to determine the attendance of a week from the past year.  It normally helps with communication with the venues. This year was out of control!  Again, I can’t express how awesome it is to have supporters like you! So, as I catch my marbles from [...]

I didn’t See That Coming

Wahoo!  You guys rock!  Last week we sang for over 1000 new people and we gained almost 200 new fans online!  I have to be honest, nothing feels better than meeting new music lovers like yourself.  I thought I was passionate about music until I meet you guys. Nathan and I played in Baxter MN at Maddens Resort for a 2 night 4 show wine and food festival. From the very start it was dancing and singing.  I loved how fast people ate just to get up and dance with us on the first night. During our time off Nathan I headed to The Gull Dam Brewery for some delicious beer and a packed house full of dog owners.

All Man Aboard

It was a soft week!  Meaning I only played 4 shows.  I apologize to those of you that went to B52’s and I wasn’t there (communication error).  I will make it up to you this week for sure! Last week was really a great week!  I released my rendition of Allman Brothers-Midnight Rider!  To which, I am very proud of.  One Fran(Friend + Fan) thought I should release the TBT early in the week.  Then of Thursday do a live session. I am curious what you think.  Reply to this email if you think I should release the TBT songs early to you amazing music lovers. On another note, Season 2 Episode 2 of the Vlog was released last week [...]

What Happens in Okoboji Stays In Okoboji

I started a new weekly release called TBT (throw back Thursdays) where I release a song from the Throw Back.  Last week was my first TBT and it was pretty fun!  I decided to perform the TBT from the stage in Okaboji, IA.  Although, the sound in the video was rough the recording turned out pretty awesome! It was pretty fun to pick a song and research it.  I chose Plush by Stone Temple Pilots.  This is a classic 90’s tune with an awesome nostalgic feel to it. I prerecorded the song then sang it live on Facebook.  I would love to sing it live on all networks but I am not sure the easiest way to do that just [...]

The X-Rated Palates Show

I started this whole crazy journey in a coffee shop just outside of my home town.  I played for a bag of coffee (which i’d hadn’t discovered its wonderfulness yet) and a few claps! Looking back, I freakin’ loved it!  I played as many places as I could all along working a day job at a bank!  Seems pretty typical though.  Ask just about any banker and 6 out of 10 will tell you they are in a band. It took some time, luck, and the support of an amazing women to discover I might be able to do this with out a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke).  You see I made just about every mistake I could make as an [...]

The Best Way To Get Free Stuff

It was another travel week for me and I have to say what a whirlwind!  The week started slow then picked up to light speed!   Every month Nathan and I travel to Baxter, MN where we perform at Maddens.  I have created a few videos on maddens click here. This year though, we picked up a second Saturday show at Cuyuna Brewing in Emily, MN.  This is a super fun gig with fantastic beer! That pretty much kept us super busy!  Yet, I did get a chance to record to stuff that we did.  Stay tune to my Youtube channel for new videos on that.   Also!  I began a new social network trend for you guys.  #humpdaygiveaway that [...]

By Sunday I Knew Their Drink Choice

Just about 240 miles away from my home is an amazing resort called Giants Ridge.  Late in the Fall of 2016 Giants Ridge opened a new restaurant called The Burnt Onion.   I have performed there a few times this year and last week was my last performance for the summer season.  During my stay up there I have managed to connect my shows with another venue.   The Lodge is an amazing hotel on Giants Ridge property.   They hosted my show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  I made a fun little video from last Fall.  Click here to see it     By Sunday we all knew each other pretty well.  In fact, I could call out everyone by [...]

I Was Double Booked

We had our first chilly day of summer last week.  62 degrees!  While thats not even close to coat/jacket weather for us Minnesotans; it certainly is a reminder that nothing lasts forever (like beautiful days)! It was another full week of awesome shows!  I got the chance to play at two new venues; Baldman Brewing Company and Me & Julio’s.  I brought my pal and fantastic musician Nathan with to both of these shows! Although he is not much of a beer drinker so he missed out on Baldman’s Beer; which I recommend the Tupelo Honey. Also, something happened that was very interesting last week.  Its a sign of the ever changing industry and how ready one must be to [...]

I Totally Lost My Voice!

Such a super busy and HOT summer!  I hope you have had the chance to to enjoy a show near you!  If not there is plenty of opportunity for you!  This year marks the busiest summer I have had yet! I am enjoying it!  Yet if you catch a Sunday afternoon show you will defiantly hear the week wearing on my vocal cords. ( a first this year was losing my voice!) Click here for more show dates I recently went to San Francisco to perform at a wedding.  While I was there I had the opportunity to do a lot of really cool stuff!  I got it on film and put together a little video. If you haven’t seen it yet, [...]