Judith Owen

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Judith Owen
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Harry Shearer (m. 1993)

Judith Owen is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Her first North American album, Emotions on a Postcard, was released in 1996, and has since been followed by five additional releases. She is co-founder of Courgette Records with her husband, Harry Shearer, and her manager, Bambi Moe.

Life and career[edit]

She was interviewed on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday on 17 June 2007, on which she performed several of her songs from her 2007 release Happy This Way. Her cover of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" has been used as bumper music on Coast to Coast AM.[1]

In 2008, she released "Mopping Up Karma," followed by 2010's "The Beautiful Damage Collection" (a compilation album).

On 18 September 2008, a three-song live video performance premiered on LiveDaily Sessions, featuring the songs "Creatures," "I Promise You" and "Let's Hear It For Love".[2] On 25 October 2008, Owen performed "Creatures of Habit" on Public Radio International's What d'Ya Know with Michael Feldman.

She has recorded and toured with Richard Thompson in recent years, notably on the 1000 Years of Popular Music recording and tour. She has also appeared on his albums including The Old Kit Bag and Sweet Warrior.

She appeared as herself on The Simpsons in the thirteenth season episode "The Blunder Years".

On 10 February 2011 she appeared on BBC Breakfast alongside Ruby Wax, promoting their new show, Losing It.

Her 10th studio release is "Ebb & Flow." Released on April 7, 2014 (UK) and May 6, 2014 (USA & Canada), it features three of the four members of "The Section": Leland Sklar on bass, Russell Kunkel on drums and Waddy Wachtel on guitar. "Ebb & Flow" was her first album to be released and promoted throughout Europe receiving critical acclaim including The Independent UK, The Sunday Times, Le Figaro France, La Repubblica Italy, BT newspaper Denmark Rolling Stone Germany with radio play from {RTE Radio 1]] Ireland, BBC Radio 2, RTVE Radio 3 Spain, P5 Denmark, Radio Suomi Finland among many others.



  • Emotions On A Postcard (1996), Dog On The Bed Music
  • Limited Edition (2000), Dog On The Bed Music
  • Twelve Arrows (2003), Dog On The Bed Music
  • Lost And Found (2005), Courgette
  • Here (2006), Courgette
  • Happy This Way (2007), Courgette
  • Mopping Up Karma (2008), Courgette
  • The Beautiful Damage Collection (2010), Courgette
  • Some Kind Of Comfort (2012), Courgette
  • Ebb & Flow (2014), Twanky Records
  • Somebody's Child (2016), Twanky Records


  • Creatures Of Habit (2008), Courgette Records
  • White Christmas (with Julia Fordham) (2013), Little Boo Records
  • In The Summertime (2014), Twanky Records


  • Christmas In July (2004), Century of Progress Productions


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