Juliana MacDowell is an Americana singer-songwriter, living between Loudoun County, Virginia and Key West, Florida, whose velvety 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 placed her on the bench of his Steinway - the piano she plays to this day.  Whether performing with her band, Jules & The Agreeables, or with duo partner - illustrious D.C. area guitarist, Mike Ault (Paul Reed Smith Band) - Juliana draws listeners in with her "heart-on-your-sleeve" approach to songwriting and performance. Juliana MacDowell’s soulful Americana counters some of the lightness and darkness in life through effortlessly poetic lyrics guiding the stories she needs to tell.- Tine Benitez-Eves, American Songwriter  

Juliana recorded her latest project, Big Old Yellow Moon, with Grammy-winning Nashville producer, Bil VornDick, at Ocean Way Studios on Nashville's famed Music Row. The album, set to release Summer 2022, remains an impressively diverse collection of mini-masterpieces ranging from beguiling ballads to kick-up-your-spurs pop-country to southern-swamp blues. Big Old Yellow Moon's title track offers a palatable pairing of 1940s-style lilting melodies with an island-inspired motif - a nod to Juliana's beloved Key West life.

EARLIER WORKS: Conch Town Records signed Juliana's second album: Leaving Home, produced by British Indie producer, Ian Shaw, and released March 13th, 2020 - just days before Covid-19 pandemic pandemonium shut down the world and caused an absurd national American deficit in toilet paper. Tragic timing but the album still shines, featuring a cast of prodigious players from across the globe. With award-winning songs like "All Those Things" and "Two Kinds Of People," the album gained Juliana traction beyond the east coast where she got her start.

“Leaving Home” makes (Juliana's) talent hard to miss, however. MacDowell's second album, and the first for the new indie label Conch Town Music, is as sunny as the Keys and a melodious showcase for her fine singing and songwriting. MacDowell's brand of pop draws from folk, rock and country. While much of it is bouncy and upbeat, there's a bluesy hue to her expressive alto that's especially appealing, as is the contrast between her upper and lower register. “Leaving Home” grabs the ear and invites a smile right out of the gate with the opener “I Like,” which — as elsewhere — benefits from Matt Backer's inventive guitar work. Horns propel the title cut, a voyage of discovery that leads MacDowell to a happy ending. And the piano-and-strings ballad “Midnight Hour” offers a reminder that life isn't all beautiful sunsets, even in Key West. On the fiddle waltz “Two Kinds of People,” MacDowell sings, “I deserve to be heard.” She's absolutely right. - Steve Wine, AP - ABC News

Multi Wammie-award winner, Marco Delmar, produced Juliana's freshman album: "Take Me Away" - a collection of covers and originals featuring radio friendly, "Gotta Roll" - a cheeky rock thrill ride that tells the story of a woman breaking out of a role assigned by a society that sees blondes as lacking in smarts, depth and character. Juliana says: "In Gotta Roll, I get to write and sing about breaking out of stereotypes and small towns. It's fun to belt out a song with a little bit of 'tude." 

 

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Mike Ault w/ Juliana B Chord 2020

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“Marry You” is a tale of the high and lows of marriage, syncopating melodies from light and breezy to more poignant, reflecting some of the real moments of love. (American Songwriter Magazine)

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Juliana's 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 D.C. area artists. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-me-away/id1024233501  

"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