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New Port Richey, Florida, United States | INDIE

New Port Richey, Florida, United States | INDIE
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Tampa, Florida, USA

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Tampa, Florida, USA

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA

Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA

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“I love the sound and her voice.” – Gibson Guitars - – Gibson Guitars


“I LOVE IT! You are a rare talent, not only with your voice, but the heart of your soul shines through in the songs you write, and that makes you a treasure indeed!… You have one of the freshest, most unique sounds I have heard in a long time…Thanks for keeping the Blues alive with your distinct style!”

- Baton Rouge Blues Society


“…Julie has one of the prettiest voices I’ve heard…On a dime, Julie goes from purring kitty to roaring lioness. Emotion drips like candle wax, leaving searing heat and vision blurring scorned and scalded eyes full of tears. The band is smooth and supple, moving with sinuous power…” - Long Island Blues Society



"Julie Black - You Might Just Win
BOJA Records
www.angelforblues.com
15 tracks
Julie Black is an up and coming vocalist with a mighty fine voice. In this, her second CD overall on BOJA records, we hear this gritty and powerful singer deliver the goods with 15 great original tracks to appreciate. A cut from her first album (“Love This Mama”) was featured on the final 2008 sampler CD from Blues Revue magazine. The CD also features guitarist Dave Eichenberger, Michael Johnn on keys, bassist "Father" Bill Spicuglia and “Jungle Denny” McCarthy and Mike LaSala sharing the drum work, along with a host of backing vocalists and Aaron Rutter on violin; they do a great job backing her up!
I liken her voice in some ways a bit to Bonnie Raitt, in others a bit to Janis Joplin, and in others even a bit to Ella and Etta, but she is uniquely herself in her singing and equally good songwriting. Some of the songs have for me a Carole King feeling of forthrightness and confidence in their approach to words and music, which is a huge compliment because as a 60’s and early 70’s songwriter there may have been few better. This is a great package that showcases a talented young gal’s talents!
She opens with a haunting “Under the Gun” with beautiful and sultry vocals and some sweet guitar backing her. She goes into the pensive and thoughtful “After Falling Out” after a great piano and guitar intro by Johnn and Eichenberger that shows the care these artists have for both the material and each other. If I had to pick a favorite it might be “Both of Us”; this is a gutsy and emotional cut that talks of relationships gone bad and just tears at the soul. Cutting vocals and guitar make this a great song. “Blues in My Blood” give us some gutsy vocals, guitar, piano and really nice organ work. She gets a bit whimsical in a duo of songs, first in an almost Lennon and McCartney-type way in “Cajun Coquette” and following that with a rockabilly country way with “If Love is Kind (Why You Tryin’ to Kill Me?)” (they are listed backwards on the CD from their play order). She closes in a jazzy number entitled “I Got Love” that is an outstanding punctuation mark to a wonderful set of tunes.
What a great CD we have here; jazzy, soulful, rocking, bluesy and oh, so special! I was really impressed with this effort and it got better and better after each play. Julie is the real deal and I think the blues and cross over world may hear a lot more from this fine artist! I give her songs, her voice, her band, her CD and her production the highest marks here- this is one you have to listen to!"
- Blues Blast


“Julie Black's debut, "Call me Angel for Blues," announces the warm arrival of a promising talent; in strong, rich colors and a voice that could leave a serious imprint on the heart … she's got the stuff to go the distance. For the widespread pleasure of music lovers everywhere” - The Lower Delta News & Reviews


“She has a powerful, passionate voice fit for the Bluest of the Blues singers and the range and control to cover Jazz and Gospel with equal ease. Her songwriting talents match her superb singing which is bolstered by a sterling four piece… These guys play it all and play it well. Julie is a voice to be reckoned with.”

-Bradfordville Blues Club

- Bradfordville Blues Club


“She has a powerful, passionate voice fit for the Bluest of the Blues singers and the range and control to cover Jazz and Gospel with equal ease. Her songwriting talents match her superb singing which is bolstered by a sterling four piece… These guys play it all and play it well. Julie is a voice to be reckoned with.”

-Bradfordville Blues Club

- Bradfordville Blues Club


“…a singer who has the smoky voice of a blues/jazz starlet on certain songs yet has the power of a down home soul singer as well…Black sings with conviction…” - New Times


"...Julie Black (aka Angel for Blues) has a nice, slow-burning way with a blues tune and a voice that growls on command…" - Creative Loafing


“Black has one of the best voices I have heard… Somewhere between Jazz and Blues there is another level that contains a little of both …” - BluesWax


“Julie Black…unleashes a whirlwind of emotion. As she sings, you can feel the blues running through your veins.” - JazzTimes.com


“Julie Black…unleashes a whirlwind of emotion. As she sings, you can feel the blues running through your veins.” - JazzTimes.com


"Black’s nimble, jazz-inflected delivery in a vernacular that can be challenging to sing belies her abilities as a songwriter. She writes radio-ready blues songs with a brilliant grasp of the form...Black holds back just enough; as a songwriter and as a performer, she shimmies with a knowing restraint...." - Gainesville 365


“She's a talent that you rarely run across. Jazzy yet very earthy blues all mixed in. Etta and Ella along with influences like Solomon Burke give her a flavor that's unmistakeable….” - CD Universe


“…the voice of Julie touches you deep inside…beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice and fantastic musicians”

- Rootsville


“amazing singer and an amazing composer… Incredible, unique & enchanting musical experience…You Just Might Win is brilliant, Julie Black is a true and real refreshment on today’s music scene…” - Blues Corner



“…a major singing and songwriting talent…Black is a confident, expressive singer. Angel is beautiful" - Blues Revue Magazine


Julie Black - You Might Just Win
BOJA Records
www.angelforblues.com
15 tracks
"Julie Black is an up and coming vocalist with a mighty fine voice. In this, her second CD overall on BOJA records, we hear this gritty and powerful singer deliver the goods with 15 great original tracks to appreciate. A cut from her first album (“Love This Mama”) was featured on the final 2008 sampler CD from Blues Revue magazine. The CD also features guitarist Dave Eichenberger, Michael Johnn on keys, bassist "Father" Bill Spicuglia and “Jungle Denny” McCarthy and Mike LaSala sharing the drum work, along with a host of backing vocalists and Aaron Rutter on violin; they do a great job backing her up!
I liken her voice in some ways a bit to Bonnie Raitt, in others a bit to Janis Joplin, and in others even a bit to Ella and Etta, but she is uniquely herself in her singing and equally good songwriting. Some of the songs have for me a Carole King feeling of forthrightness and confidence in their approach to words and music, which is a huge compliment because as a 60’s and early 70’s songwriter there may have been few better. This is a great package that showcases a talented young gal’s talents!
She opens with a haunting “Under the Gun” with beautiful and sultry vocals and some sweet guitar backing her. She goes into the pensive and thoughtful “After Falling Out” after a great piano and guitar intro by Johnn and Eichenberger that shows the care these artists have for both the material and each other. If I had to pick a favorite it might be “Both of Us”; this is a gutsy and emotional cut that talks of relationships gone bad and just tears at the soul. Cutting vocals and guitar make this a great song. “Blues in My Blood” give us some gutsy vocals, guitar, piano and really nice organ work. She gets a bit whimsical in a duo of songs, first in an almost Lennon and McCartney-type way in “Cajun Coquette” and following that with a rockabilly country way with “If Love is Kind (Why You Tryin’ to Kill Me?)” (they are listed backwards on the CD from their play order). She closes in a jazzy number entitled “I Got Love” that is an outstanding punctuation mark to a wonderful set of tunes.
What a great CD we have here; jazzy, soulful, rocking, bluesy and oh, so special! I was really impressed with this effort and it got better and better after each play. Julie is the real deal and I think the blues and cross over world may hear a lot more from this fine artist! I give her songs, her voice, her band, her CD and her production the highest marks here- this is one you have to listen to!"
- Steve Jones - Blues Blast


http:// - Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro Mary4Music


Discography

•"Follow the Muse" - Julie Black (BOJA) COMING SOON!

•"Come On In This House" - Julie Black (BOJA 2012)

•"You Just Might Win" - Julie Black (BOJA 2010)

•"Call Me Angel for Blues" - Julie Black (BOJA 2007)*

•National Women in Blues CD Vol 1 (2007)

•Blues Revue Compilation CD Dec 07/Jan 08

*also released in Japan by BMSF Records

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I love the sound and her voice. Gibson Guitars

 

 a major singing and songwriting talent- Blues Revue Magazine

 

amazing singer and an amazing composer Incredible, unique & enchanting musical experience Julie Black is a true and real refreshment on todays music scene    - Blues Corner

 

Julie touches you deep insidebeautiful lyrics, beautiful voice and fantastic musicians    -Rootsville

 

 

  Critically acclaimed songwriter Julie Black captivates audiences with a soulful sound that is genuine and emotionally uninhibited. Her sultry, powerful voice weaves potent tales within sumptuous melodies & rhythms and brings together elements of blues, jazz, soul & rock.

 

She performs at major music festivals, concert halls and select venues and has shared the bill with many of musics greatest. Her passionate live performances are intensified by the superb musicianship of her world- class band; Dave Eichenberger (guitar), Michael Johnn (keys), Father Bill Spicuglia (bass) & Frankie Timpanelli (drums).  Julie Black leaves a lasting impression on listeners with a sound that transcends time & genre.

 

About Julie Black:

 

Based in Florida, Julie Black's roots extend into Illinois & California. Her musical taste was defined early in life, when she fell in love with Solomon Burke's 45; Cry to Me. Based in the blues, early influences like Solomon Burke, Etta James, Nina Simone & Junior Wells continue to flavor her sound today.  The emotional intensity of these icons can be felt in the music Julie creates.

 

Julie Blacks debut release, Call Me Angel for Blues, was issued in 2007 by BOJA Records, the independent label of music veteran Bob Langford (Deep Purple, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joe South). . The all original album climbed up the charts, including those at XM Sirius Satellite Radio, and was also named one of the Top 5 Contemporary Blues Albums of the Year by Blues Critic Radio.

 

Julie released another successful album "You Just Might Win" in 2010, again featuring all original material. Glowing reviews poured in, critics and fans connected strongly with Julies songwriting and musical style, pushing the album into the Top 10 at B.B. Kings' Bluesville on XM Sirius.

 

Released late 2012 , Come On In This House, the first single of Julie Blacks digital release project put a spine-tingling spin on the well-known blues classic. Demanded by blues lovers, the song expanded upon the influences of soulfully charged Blues influences like; Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, & Koko Taylor and was received with open arms.

 

Committed to originality and the artistic process; Julie Black explores many creative possibilities. In addition to performing with her own band, she writes & co-writes songs for/with other performers, is part of a free-form  music looping duo, and is a visual artist as well (sculpture, painting & mixed media). Black is currently working on album three.  She has just reached the final stages of recording fourteen incredible tunes with BOJA Records and a release date is being set for the new album titled Follow the Muse.

 

More info, pictures & artwork at JulieBlackMusic.com

Follow Julie on twitter @Julie_Black    #followthemuse

 

Did you know?

 

Julie is always writing new songs so; many of our venues are the debut venue for a new tune, thereby securing their spot in music history!

Julie Black has performed at many great festivals & venues including;

Clearwater Sea Blues Festival
Dunedin Wines the Blues
Safety Harbor Wine Festival
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Tropical Heatwave
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
The Palladium Theatre
Skippers Smokehouse
The Bradfordville Blues Club
Bert's Bar
The Bamboo Room
The House of Blues
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival
Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Festival
The Cotee River Bike Fest
Friday Extra in Lowry Park
Bo Diddley Community Plaza
NBC Daytime
& many more

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