Julia Josephine Slone
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Julia Josephine Slone

Brattleboro, Vermont, United States | SELF

Brattleboro, Vermont, United States | SELF
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"Rockin’ Rock Camp Benefit -Review"

Next up is Julia Josephine Slone with a larger group, featuring two guitars, keys, tenor sax, drums, and lead and accompanying vocals. They have massive volume to their sound, with Dan Liptak’s sax adding warmth, and Jane Boxall’s drums consistently ruthless. Wonderfully executed dynamics and Mary Friesen’s well-placed backup vocals command attention, and receive it. Julia has a kind of gritty sweet voice that is both pleasant and strong. She sings with emotion and believability. I am impressed by guitarist Aidan O’Brien’s skills and, when told that tonight is the first time the whole group has played together, am blown away. Complete with sax, drum, and guitar solos, the performance is splendid - BurlingtonMusic


"Lookin Good! Soul Sister"

Trading in an intriguing blend of soul, funk and American roots balanced by a delicate pop sensibility, southern-Vermont-based songwriter Julia Josephine Slone is staking her claim to be among the state’s top young female stars. Her latest album, The Baby and the Bathwater, was released to local critical praise earlier this year, suggesting Slone is one to watch in 2011. - Seven Days Vermont


"Slone's 'Baby and the Bath Water' wraps a wise message in a distinctly shiny sound"

Julia Josephine Slone’s CD “The Baby and the Bath Water” hits you the way a really fun old friend saunters into the room at a party — in high spirits and with a big grin on her face.

With an irrepressibly rich, shiny sound and abundant spirit, warmth and wisdom, “The Baby and the Bath Water” is a confident and ear-catching effort from a singer-songwriter who should be proud of herself for having the vision to aim for something unique and the talent to pull it off. “The Baby and the Bath Water” doesn’t sound like anyone else’s CD. This is hers, and the smiling confidence it projects is one of its most charming features.

That’s not to say that “Baby in the Bath Water” projects attitude over substance. With the help of eight talented friends and a remarkable array of instruments — trombone, clarintet, tuba, violin, trumpet, viola, plus the standard guitar, drums and bass — Slone paints with a colorful palette of sounds, folding doo-wop, Motown, reggae, soul, indie-rock and a persistent wash of lush harmony vocals into seven original songs and three cover tunes.

Though not strictly a biographical CD, “The Baby and the Bath Water” does tell the story of a young woman struggling to work out all the balances in life — between wide-ranging ambition and the joys of simple domestic bliss; between chasing dreams and being true to the muse; between charting your own course and sharing your life with someone. Slone does not shy away from dealing with disappointment, heartbreak, break-ups and broken dreams, but she doesn’t dwell on them either. There is a prevailing sense of joy, a smiling spirit of resilience, that helps “The Baby and the Bath Water” stay sunny. For more information, visit Julia music.com.

Slone, who calls an off-the-grid farmhouse in southeastern Vermont home, has been touring in support of the CD since summer. You can catch her on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at Flat Street Brew Pub in Brattleboro. For that show, she will perform as part of a quintet that includes Jon Weeks (sax), Aidan O’Brien (guitar), Will Thomas Rowan (piano, vocals, banjo) and Lynn Mahoney Rowan (vocals).
- Brattleboro Reformer


Discography

The Baby and the Bath Water, released April 2010.

Tracks

"Marry Me", "Check Engine Light" and "Faith" have been played at radio station across Vermont, including 104.7 The Point.

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Bio

Julia Josephine Slone has been wowing crowds with her dazzling voice for over a decade. Playing original songs and highly danceable funked-up covers, Slone’s six-piece act features the finest flavors of your
favorite genres (rock, pop, soul, funk, blues, swing, American roots) with a delectable vocal cherry on top. Slone’ s songs are exceptionally crafted, and her professional crew of players delivers her sound with top-notch punch. “ Gritty sweet…splendid” says BurlingtonMusic (http://burlingtonmusic.info/).

Julia’ s 2010 release, The Baby And The Bath Water, has been celebrated by The Brattelboro Reformer for its “ irrepressibly rich, shiny sound and abundant spirit, warmth and wisdom.” The album is described by the Vermont Music Library as “humorous…fun…great pop.” Hear The Baby And The Bath Water and learn more about the artist at: http://www.JuliaMusic.com/.

Julia lives off the grid, in her solar-powered homemade home, in Halifax, VT.