This CD contains 15 original songs that are as good as it gets. Her backing musicians go to the extreme in making her CD one of a kind. She's a talent that you rarely run across. Jazzy yet very earthy blues all mixed in. Etta and Ella along with influences like Solomon Burke give her a flavor that's unmistakeable. Julie Black is a powerful vocalist & songwriter who spins tales of fire, passion & fury! Called "a major singing and songwriting talent" by Blues Revue Magazine, her rich, soulful voice conjures up raw emotions. She's hit the charts at XM Satellite Radio & Roots Music Report and appeared on radio & television. Now she's setting the world on fire with her newest release "You Just Might Win" (BOJA 2009) which features 15 powerful songs to liberate your soul. Close your eyes and feel the music. In 2007, Julie Black's critically acclaimed debut album Call Me Angel for Blues was released by BOJA Records, the independent label of music veteran Bob Langford (The Allman Brothers, James Brown, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joe South). The album was mastered by Rodney Mills of the legendary Rodney Mills Masterhouse (R.E.M., Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, Pearl Jam, Journey, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Candi Staton and the Blind Boys of Alabama). An instant favorite of music lovers & radio DJ's, Call Me Angel for Blues had a steady hold on music charts & was named one of the Top 5 Contemporary Blues Albums of the Year (2007) by Blues Critic Radio.
An artist in every sense of the word, Julie is also a painter & sculptor. Both of her albums contain original artwork. With a head full of ideas, any blank canvas is fair game.
Currently based in Tampa Bay, Julie's roots extend into Illinois & California. Her musical taste was defined early in life, when she fell in love with Solomon Burke's 45 record Cry to Me. By the age of twelve she was crafting her own songs, a skill that flourished in adulthood. She's a prolific songwriter who has penned well over 500 songs & continues to find inspiration everywhere. Her songs reflect a passion for Blues while incorporating flavors of other musical genres. The result is a signature sound all her own.