Julia Barry is an indie pianist, singer, and songwriter based in NY. Recently hitting the studio with eight other instrumentalists, she recorded her second CD, Once, or Twice, which features jazz- and blues-inspired songs of wonder and longing.
Often compared to the likes of Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell, Julia’s voice is as gritty and sweet as her songs are kick-you-under-the-table honest. Her live sets have been described as “mesmerizing” and “haunting” and you can catch her performing live, especially in NYC.
Barry found her love of creativity through music at an early age, improvising songs on piano and constantly singing around the house. She began formal study of piano (inspired by her older sister’s lessons) and joined a children’s choir during grade school, beginning to write more seriously as she got older. Her first album, Arrivals (copyright “Julia Rose”), debuted independently in June 2002.
Since its 2010 release, Once, or Twice has received praise from music blogs, magazines, and industry personnel, acclaimed as “soulful, jazzy and deep” (Independent Music Scene), “poetic and haunting” (This Is Real Music), and “lush, rich….enigmatic” (Harmony Avenue).
Barry is currently filming a music video and will be on tour May 2012 in cities from Washington D.C. through Montreal, Canada. http://juliabarry.com/bio.html