JULIANA MACDOWELL is a sonically sensational, sensitive singer who unflaggingly delivers spirited performances at every show. "If music is truly a healing force, MacDowell is its epitome," says Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine. There is a finish when she releases a note; it stays with you. Whether performing with illustrious D.C. guitarist, Mike Ault, or her band, The Agreeables, Juliana draws listeners in with her velvety vouliana splits her time between the hills and hollers of Loudoun County, VA and the relaxing and rioutous rock that is Key West, FL..
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 album at Nashville's Ocean Way Studios with Grammy producer/engineer, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck). "Big Old Yellow Moon" is a collection of mini-masterpieces spanning from beguiling ballads to southern-swamp blues. The album's title track offers a palatable pairing of 1940s-style lilting vocal melodies and island-inspired musical motifs - a nod to Juliana's beloved Key West life.
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 recorded much of her new album in Key West, Florida, where she lives for part of the year, far from the music biz’s biggest stages.“Leaving Home” makes her talent hard to miss...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 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 write about breaking out of stereotypes and small towns. It's fun to sing a song with a little bit of 'tude."
“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. ”
“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