After a hiatus of "collecting stories”, Judy returned full circle several years ago to her first love of acoustic folk performance. Her debut album, "Better Things", coproduced with Jay Mafale (The Ya Yas), and released early 2014, is a musical illustration of sojourns along her journey, highlighting her skills as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and arranger. "Better Things" has received notable airplay, appearing steadily on Roots Music Top 50 Folk Album and Song Charts for six months following its release, with her song "Take a Lesson" climbing to #5 on Roots Music's Top 50 Folk Chart and #1 on their Contemporary Folk Chart. It was also included on both the Roots Music Report’s and the Folk DJ Listerv’s 2014 year-end top albums charts."
Better Things features original songs by Kass and an interpretation of “Details” by the deceased and beloved singer songwriter, Rob Morsberger. Drawing from her connection to the Upstate-NY Tribes Hill music community, the album includes the talents of Jeff Eyrich (Tim Buckley, Natalie Cole), Eric Puente (The Grand Slambovians), KJ Denhert, and Deni Bonet. It also features wonderful string arrangements by Frank Niemeyer and rich horn parts from Judy’s own daughter - Kyla Moscovich - an award winning trumpeter.