Juliana MacDowell is an Americana 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. 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 Indie label, 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," her work gained traction beyond the east coast where she got her start. Juliana's next recording project took her to the hallowed halls of Ocean Way Studios in Nashville with legendary engineer/producer, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck...) . The album is slated for release in late 2020.
"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
"More than just a woman singing into a microphone, Juliana is an entertainer who connects with fans, reaches out to them and draws them in to the power of the music." (KS, MUSE-ic Monthly).
“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