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, MUSic Monthly).
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's second album, "Leaving Home," signed to 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. Her third album takes her to Nashville to record with legendary engineer/producer, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss; Bela Fleck; Ralph Stanley...) 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. - Steve Wine, Associated Press
“Marry You” is also 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)
"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 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
Thanks for sharing this musical journey with me.
Looking Forward To Seeing You At The Next Show!