JULIANA MACDOWELL is a sonically sensational and sensitive singer-songwriter who unflaggingly delivers spirited performances at every show. She splits her time between the hills and hollers of Loudoun County, VA and the riotous rock that is Key West. When not performing with illustrious D.C. guitarist, Mike Ault, or her band, The Agreeables, Juliana works on her songwriting and recording. With two albums in the rear-view mirror, she looks ahead to the release of her latest project, recorded in the hallowed halls of Ocean Way on Nashville's Music Row and produced by multi-Grammy winning producer/engineer, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck). "Big Old Yellow Moon" offers a soul-pleasing palette of mini-masterpieces spanning from beguiling ballads to southern-swamp blues.
Writers: Phil Madeira, Lynn Nichols, Charity Mozafari
EARLIER WORKS: Conch Town Records signed Juliana's second album, Leaving Home, featuring 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 gained traction beyond the east coast where she got her start.
Juliana 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, A.P., ABC News
Multi Wammie-award-winner, Marco Delmar, produced Juliana's freshman album, "Take Me Away" - a collection of covers and originals featuring radio fave, "Gotta Roll" - a cheeky rock thrill ride about a woman breaking out of stifling societal structure.
“Juliana 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. ” - SJ
“Juliana MacDowell has a great instrument with which to communicate and 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. ”