Juliana MacDowell is a singer-songwriter, living between Loudoun County, Virginia and Key West, Florida, whose earthy vocals, moving originals and stirring interpretations of popular melodies unite her with listeners in unforced and memorable ways. Her interest in music began at age three 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. (Kim Simpson - MUSEic Daily)
"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
In Leaving Home (2018), Juliana has created a soulful AImericana
collection that takes one on a journey from the highs of falling in love to the lows of betrayal, the hope of redemption to the salvation of finding strength within (Helen Kruger, MusicPlanet Radio). Produced in Key West, FL by Ian Shaw, Leaving Home features A-list players from coast to coast and across the pond: L.A., Chicago, London and New York. With songs that deliver heartfelt images through a variety of genres: Folk, Country, Ballads, Blues, Juliana shows her every burgeoning versatility as a songwriter and mastery over pairing compelling lyrics with moving melodies.
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