As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 19 – Spring 2022
About Me: Florida sensation JudyAnne Jackson is capturing the attention of audiences everywhere — not just because of her powerful voice and conversational lyrics but because the singer-songwriter is only 14 years old. She has been described by many as an old soul, a dedicated artist, and a true prodigy. At only age eight, the Tampa Bay native picked up the guitar, and she notes, she never put it down. Her dedication to her craft has led her to national recognition and a string of impressive opportunities. In the first year of her teens, JudyAnne had already been featured as halftime entertainment at Madison Square Garden, won the Producers’ Choice for PBS Celebration of Music, and was selected by NBC’s Today Show as a finalist in its aspiring singer-songwriter contest. In 2020, JudyAnne partnered with the Nashville-based artist development team at Hope Tree Entertainment and is gaining speed. She has since been featured in the Tampa Bay Times, sold out New York City’s historic The Bitter End, and released her debut EP OLD SOUL produced by GRAMMY award-winning producer Mitch Dane in fall 2021.
My Inspirations: Although I have many musical influences, my biggest inspirations are Taylor Swift, Maren Morris, and Brandi Carlile. I’ve been a huge fan of Taylor since I was five years old when I went to her “RED” concert. I remember watching as she sang her heart out on stage, and I knew then that this is what I wanted to do. I love the pop, blusey aspect that Maren brings to country music, and I love her songwriting style. I recently started listening to Brandi Carlile, and I immediately fell in love with her music. Her Americana folk style has really inspired me in my writing.
Acoustic Guitar: Big Baby Taylor
Electric Guitar: Fender Stratocaster
Amp: Fishman Loudbox
Portable PA: Bose L1 Pro 8