Julie Payne
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Julie Payne


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"CD Review: Julie Payne 'Exhaling'"

Her approach is kept simple, doubling some vocals and remaining
upfront and clean with the instrumentation. It’s the script that’s most appealing,
and Payne’s voice appears more powerful than in a live setting.

Payne has emerges with a definitive style in “Exhaling,”
handpicking a fluid batch of simple tunes from her prolific songwriting closet.
Typically a solo performer, Payne can usually be found singing her tunes at
Joe’s Garage open mic on Fridays at Snow King
or at Jackson Hole Roasters in the summer.

— Aaron Davis

http://www.planetjh.com/issues/2005_09_21.pdf - Planet Jackson Hole


'exhaling' was Julie's first full-length, fully-realized release featuring nine self-recorded songs mastered by Noah Waldron (Capsicum Productions, Jackson, WY). Julie played almost all the instruments heard on 'exhaling' with Jackson musicians Brian Granse (www.american-nobody.com) and Clint Troxel filling in on lead guitar and mandolin.

Songs may also be heard on:
¤ (Women of the 90s) http://www.myspace.com/wot90
¤ (LastFM) http://www.last.fm/music/julie+payne
¤ (Living With War Today) http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html



Acoustic singer/songwriter, Julie Payne's music has been described as "not quite simple folk but certainly not rock - crossing a few different boundaries but not being so tied into one..." (indienetunes.com). Julie's biggest influences are the little things that happen by virtue of living...kids, current events, phone calls, lazy weekend days...

Julie started playing guitar while dating a heavy metal rocker, who taught her a few chords (hmm, Tom Petty song?). The electric guitar was certainly cool and loud, but a few years later, Julie bought her first acoustic guitar. Add a few years, and enter the 12-string...and so on, and so on.

Storytelling came pretty naturally - from writing nonsensical tales in her head as a child to shamming her high school teachers. Today, Julie only uses her storytelling abilities only for good. Time, place and description are the bases for many of Julie's songs...the raunchy bar tunes, notwithstanding.

Recent performance highlights include:

¤ "Women of Jackson" songwriter showcase (2007)
¤ Finalist Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase in Lyons, CO (2007)
¤ Harmony vocals on "South to Memphis" (by Brian Granse), a song selected for the PBS series "Road Trip Nation." (2007)
¤ "Women of Jackson" songwriter showcase (2006)
¤ One of the featured artists in the independent documentary "Hoot in the Hole" directed by Juliet Sonnenberg (2006)
¤ "Best of" Open Stage at Swallow Hill in Denver (2006).

Julie lives life in 6/8 time and can't seem to write a blues song that isn't funny. She lives in Nederland, CO.