Cary Judd (born Cary Dirk Judd on March 4, 1976) is a singer/songwriter from Boise, Idaho. He has released four solo albums on the China Mountain Records label, and has written an ebook on touring for independent musicians. Judd performed on Treasure Valley View in 2012. Judd is in the band The Blaqks and is a former member of Fires in France.
Cary was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA. After he began touring, he chose to move to Moose, WY, a small village inside Grand Teton National Park, located 12 miles north of Jackson, WY. Judd currently lives in Boise, ID. Judd has 2 children, a son and a daughter from his previous relationship.
Cary lives with a rare mental condition known as Low Latent Inhibition, which he credits for his creativity. Little research has been conducted on the condition to date. The Harvard Gazette published an article on Low LI in 2003.
Cary created the China Mountains Records record label for his own releases. His debut album was Perfect Uncertain, released in 2003, followed by Looking Back From Space in 2006. Cary tours heavily in support of his music, and has written an ebook on touring called The Tour Field Manual, written for musicians who wish to tour without tour support from major record labels or booking agents. His 2009 album Goodnight Human featured Scot Alexander of Dishwalla on bass on the song "Kiss Comes to Shove." The album has received generally positive reviews, and was rated the #2 album of 2009 by Kristin Houser of LAMusicBlog.com. A single from the album, "Huang Shan (The Ah-ha Song)," was picked up for distribution by Sony Red and released by them as a single in October 2009. Cary released an EP called Trillions in early 2010 with producers Mikal Blue and Andrew Williams.
Cary is listed through NACA, the National Association for Campus Activities. Cary has performed shows/festivals with or opened for: Rocky Votolato, Of Montreal, Owen, Margot and The Nuclear So and So's, Joshua James, Tristan Prettyman, Citizen Cope, Isaac Hayden, Graham Colton, Pedro The Lion, Tyler Hilton, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Raining Jane, Five Times August, among others, and has played concerts at numerous colleges including Brescia University.
Cary uses a number of instruments and computer generated sounds to achieve his tone. "I utilize whatever technology I can get my hands on to increase the dynamic range of my songs. This includes but is not limited to looping machines, drum machines, computer based sounds and programs, and an array of other effects that broaden the sound I'm capable of as a one man show. If you want to gain my disfavor, use the phrase "one-man-band" when you try to describe me."
Cary is currently performing under the pseudonym Danny Blaqk with The Blaqks. He is their principal songwriter and lead singer.