Juliana MacDowell is a singer-songwriter, living between Loudoun County, Virginia and Key West, Florida, whose earthy vocals and moving originals unite her with listeners in unforced and memorable ways. She fell in love with music as a toddler when her grandfather hoisted her up on the bench of his Steinway - the piano she plays to this day. More than just a woman singing into a microphone...she is an entertainer who connects with fans, reaches out to them and draws them in to the power of the music. (KS, MUSE-ic Monthly).
Juliana's second album, "Leaving Home," signed to the Indie label, Conch Town Music, features a cast of prodigious players from across the globe. With award winning songs like "All Those Things" and "Two Kinds Of People," Juliana's work is gaining traction beyond the east coast, where she got her start. Juliana's third album takes her to Nashville to record with legendary engineer/producer, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss; Bela Fleck; Ralph Stanley...) Whether at home or on the road, she loves playing with her band, The Agreeables. "I told the guys to come up with a clever name for themselves; months went by and they couldn't agree. I said, 'Ya'll are just so damned disagreeable' that was it! The name stuck!"
"Having heard Juliana perform several times, I looked forward to hearing this CD. It confirms my initial impression that she is a fantastic singer and skillful songwriter. She reminds me a lot of the late Eva Cassidy in that, like Eva, she seems incapable of singing an ill advised note or taking a song in the wrong direction. Unlike too many performers for whom it’s all about them, Juliana respects the song and her role of communicator. And she has a great instrument with which to communicate. She can belt it out or be soft and intimate, pitch perfect with a depth of resonance regardless of dynamic. There is a finish when she releases a note; it stays with you... She is surrounded by a great cast of musicians with ample opportunity to blow and to be creative in their support. Juliana is an artist worthy of greater recognition. This CD should be in your collection!" - sj
Juliana's debut album, Take Me Away (2015) runs from spunky toe-tapper to heartfelt ballad. Produced by multi-WAMA award-winner, Marco Delmar, Take Me Away features legendary bass player, Freebo; British guitarist, Matt Backer; String Cheese Incident drummer, Jason Hann; mandolin player, Matt Cartsonis and accomplished Washington D.C. area artists. Available on iTunes & CD Baby: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-me-away/id1024233501 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/julianamacdowell