Originally from Connecticut, Judd has made his home in Washington state since 1997. In 2001 when Judd was 21, he had a daughter, Emma. As a result, he nixed his plans to go to Berkeley college of Music back on the east coast, and eventually wound up at Cornish College of the Arts in 2006. All the while, Judd has made a name for himself as a solo performer, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer. Judd is primarily a singer-songwriter.