Julia Russo
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Julia Russo

Hartford, CT | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Hartford, CT
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Indie


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"Award-Winning Artist to Perform at West Granby UMC"

Julia Russo, a local artist and International Music and Entertainment Association's (IMEA) award winner will be the featured singer at West Granby United Methodist Church Songwriter’s Round on November 19th from 7-8:30 p.m. at 87 West Simsbury Road, West Granby CT. A rising young star in the singer-songwriter world of "Inde Music" she was nominated for Folk Artist of the Year and her album, "Hearts in the Water" received the IMEA award for "Folk Album of the Year."

She was also recently featured on Connecticut Style’s Acoustic Cafe with Carrie Johnson who co-wrote the award-winning album and is also scheduled to perform. Joining Julia and Carrie will be Actor\Singer\Songwriter Eric Paradine. A suggested donation is $10.00 at the door. - The Granby Patch

"Acoustic Cafe: Julia Russo"

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Northeast native Julia Russo performs on the acoustic café.

A dream turned into reality for northeast native, Julia Russo with the recent release of her first full length album entitled, Hearts in the Water, May 3, 2016. Named after the first track off her CD, the raucous melody explodes with an upbeat, instrument infused number reminiscent of a Mumford and Sons foot stomping ballad. “All I wanna be is by your side and to conquer the tide and together we’ll ride/ with our hearts in the water/our hearts in the water.” This debut project began recording when Julia was only sixteen years old after a compilation of original songs and multiple performances proved too worthy to shelter from public consumption. The album’s artistry unfolds with lush lyrics like the intoxicating Slip Away which delivers a moderate, slow tempo track, a gorgeously understated rendering which hauntingly delivers powerfully in emotional weight. The now, eighteen year old singer/songwriter influenced by artists such as Adele, Mumford and Sons and Head and the Heart brilliantly engages her audience with thought provoking lyrics leaving fans to wonder how someone so young can reach into their hearts and formulate lyrics sung as though arranged just for them.

Julia has been nominated for “Folk Album of the Year” for her first album, “Hearts in the Water” and “Folk Artist of the Year” by the IMEA Awards, and will be down in Nashville in October for the award show!

For more about her Julia’s music, head to www.juliarussomusic.com - CT Style- WTNH

"Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo / Belle of the Fall"

About Julia Russo

Julia Russo is a singer/songwriter from the Hartford, CT area who is quickly generating critical acclaim. Having performed since a child, Julia starting songwriting several years ago and is now releasing her first full length CD of original music. “Hearts In The Water.” Julia is a winner of the New England Pavoh award for young artists, she releases regular Youtube videos, performs in the Connecticut and New England area and will begin touring in fall of 2016.

With a truthfulness in her lyrics and unstoppable energy on stage Julia Russo will hold you captivated from song to song. Inspired by the indie-rock influences she loves, Julia Russo is a fresh and original recording artist who will leave you wanting more!! - The Buttonwood Tree

"The Dublin Castle- Upcoming Talent"

“Upbeat snappy indie-folk, from the US so none of our homegrown navel gazing here, musically a mash up of Folk, Indie, pop, and a dash of Bluegrass, sounds not unlike a female Paul Simon in places, uplifting and engaging. “ - The Dublin Castle


Hearts in the Water,
Slip Away,
Loved You Like I Did,
Go On & Go,
Girl & a Boy,
Pull You Through, 
Nothing to Lose,
Sleepless Nights,
Fly Away,
Mirrors and Smoke,
Chasing Shadows,
Disappearing Act,
Dog & Bone, 
Pedestal Girl,
Heaven Bound,
Scarlet Letter,
New Again, 
Can't Let Go: Adele,
Follow You Into the Dark: Death Cab for Cutie,
Happiness Comes in a Box: Yellow Red Sparks, 
Love, Love, Love: Of Monsters and Men, 
Like Real People Do: Hozier, 
House of the Rising Sun: The Animals



Julia Russo, at only 19 years of age, has been signing and songwriting for several years now and recently released her first album, entitled Hearts in the Water, May 2016, to acclaim. Currently touring and promoting since the launch of her album, Julia has been performing throughout New England, Nashville, and just recently London at venues such as The Dublin Castle, The Alley Cat and Twikfolk where she opened for Sam Kelly, one of the winners of Britain's Got Talent. Standing on the stage where artists like Amy Winehouse and The Stones performed, was a dream come true. An invitation to return was accepted and Julia is headed back to the UK in the early summer for another small tour. 

Her album drop began a spiral of success for Julia with dual nominations of her freshman album by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Artist of the Year. As one of several headliners asked to perform for the awards, which took place in October 2016, Julia took home the award for Folk Album of the Year. 

This emerging Indie artist’s haunting melodies have been well received in venues across New England. She was recently nominated as one of Pavoh's semi-finalists and will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on February 27, 2017, as the only CT native to be nominated for this 21 and under award showcase.
In addition. she has also been asked to perform the track from her album at the New England Music Awards in Foxborough, MA at Patriots Place: Showcase Live, in April where she has been nominated for Songwriter of the Year, Female Performer of the Year. Album of the Year. and Song of the Year.   

Influenced by artists such as Adele, Mumford and Sons and Head and the Heart, Julia brilliantly engages her audience with thought provoking lyrics leaving fans to wonder how someone so young can reach into their hearts and formulate lyrics sung as though arranged just for them. 

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