It just comes naturally for Julie Gribble. Writing, singing, performing. But what she loves most is to inspire, to reach people with her music. It’s not uncommon for other aspiring artists to admire her style and presence. They often ask her advice.
With her mellow, alternative rock and a twist of Americana country style, Gribble has entranced audiences with her modern stories of life, love and relationships. Audiences connect immediately to the unique lyrics. They’re not the same old love clichés.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Gribble was born with an infectious personality. Music gives her the means to express it. She grew up writing poetry, which led to song writing. After less than a dozen guitar lessons, she combined the two. It became her purpose.
“I’ve been writing poetry since I was really young and always wanted to find a way to share it. The lyrics have always been such a huge part of my life, inside and out, a way to tell my story. Music has given me that opportunity to speak freely, without limitations,” Gribble said.
After college, Gribble moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her dreams. Julie is promoting herself the old-fashioned way, in other words, “beating the streets” to reach the public, enjoying seeing the rewards of her hard work.
Gribble’s music has been featured on Lifetime movie “Dive at Clauson’s Pier,” popular Nickelodeon shows “Zoey 101,” “Drake and Josh” and their TV movie “Drake & Josh Go to Hollywood.” Guest appearances include “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Tyra Banks Show” in 2005. She received the 2005 LA Music Award for Best Adult Alternative Artist, and has been featured in Music Connection Magazine’s Hot 100 unsigned bands. Her new album, "Echoes in my Head" will be released in late 2006.
Traveling solo to promote her upcoming album, Gribble is touring all over the U.S. Julie recently performed for Muzak, LLC’s corporate headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C. As a result, they have invited her to participate in their charity Noise! in September 2006. Noise! educates young, musically talented kids on the business side of music.
More important than the thrill of an audience, she jumps at the opportunity to support a good cause. Julie’s always there, with her guitar in hand and a smile on her face. It’s not about her name in lights, it’s about telling her stories and touching those along the way. And people want to listen.
“She was great, and I'm sure that a lot of us would have taken the rest of the afternoon to kick-back so that we could be mesmerized by her music,” Mike Zendan, Vice President and General Counsel, Muzak, LLC.