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by Julia Carroll

HARD FOLK - n. 1.style of music marked by hard & dark undertones, layered with light instrumentation (including but not limited to acoustic guitar) while combining intense and passionate lyrics composed by, about, and for the folk. 2.Julia's sound & style
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2. Girls Like Us
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3. Grains
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4. The Feel of Departure
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5. Double Standard Drive
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6. Step Outside
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Nationally touring singer-songwriter Julia Carroll has been an active participant in the indie music scene since she began performing regularly in 2004. Subsequently, having added quite a few notches to her belt of live shows, she has been hard at work making a place for both herself and her self-described “HardFolk” music, all the while gathering a slew of devoted HardFolk listeners. A regular to many of the southeast's premier acoustic stages (Eddie's Attic, The Crimson Moon, Smith's Olde Bar, Sentient Bean) she has recently had the opportunity to open for renowned artists such as Rachael Sage, Doria Roberts, and Edie Carey, just to name a few.

An entirely self-taught guitarist, Julia initially stumbled into the world of independent music at the age of fifteen as bass guitarist for a hard rock/heavy metal band. It wasn't until several years later that she began drifting away from the metal scene and toward the acoustic singer-songwriter and spoken word communities. Longing to be more than an avid indie music listener and supporter, she opted to try her hand at writing songs on a six string. It didn't take long for her to realize that not only did she enjoy writing as a hobby, she held a passion for performing as well.

In 2004, After a full year of writing and performing songs at various open mic events, Julia entered Atlanta's own Sound & Fury studio to begin work on her first recording project. What emerged from this collaboration with engineer DeDe Vogt was “2 Cents” - a collection of raw, provocative vocal-on-guitar tracks, produced and performed entirely by Julia. The two years that followed this debut's release were spent touring regionally and preparing for the next recording.

In spring of 2006 Julia re-entered Sound & Fury and, armed with more than enough songs for another full-length recording, commenced work on her sophomore release “Migrating South.” Thanks to her loyal listening audience, who purchased numerous copies of the to-be-recorded record in advance, Julia was given the freedom to invite to the studio the talents of several Atlanta-based musicians: Linda Bolley on drums, DeDe Vogt on bass guitar, Brennan Bray on cello, and Amy Lashley on trumpet. Additionally, Julia played bass guitar, percussion, and miscellaneous instruments on several tracks. Finally, in October 2006, hard copies of “Migrating South” were released into the hands of many a hardfolk fan.

One aspect of Julia's music that sets her apart from other performers is the ever-present role that activism plays in her lyrics. Ranging from modern-day natural disasters (and other current events) to identifying as a queer individual living in the South, her HardFolk sound is unmistakably progressive, powerfully compelling, and always delivered with the grace and conviction of someone who is passionate about their work.


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A Local Listener

One of the bests
Wow, I heard Julia Carroll at a show recently and I have to say that she is among the best up-and-coming artists I have ever heard. She definately gives Ani a run for her money.

A Local Listener

One of the bests
Wow, I heard Julia Carroll at a show recently and I have to say that she is among the best up-and-coming artists I have ever heard. She definately gives Ani a run for her money.

Simcha Gottlieb

Awesome CD: powerful and impressive
This CD contains powerful messages, astonishing lyrics, and impressive musical harmonies. Julia Carroll might be "hard folk" but even her rock cannot disguise the beauty of her songs. I absolutely love this CD and I am so glad that I bought it.

Sal Bailey

High Energy and great drama
This CD is filled with high energy music and cutting edge lyrics. The musical content runs the gamut and the lyrics are quite thought-provoking...good metaphor usage! I would recommend it highly to anyone who is tired of the same old music.

Jay Dell

Very unique.
Good beats, unique points of view. A refreshing young artist. Worth a listen.

Debbie Weston From

Cutting edge lyrics with a musical bang!
The lyrics unfold and reveal a deeper message to me
each time I listen.
Excellent songwriting!

Emmi

Powerful and Open
I heard Julia open for Doria Roberts and she is the best! She is very powerful and open (and a nice person too). I can't wait for a new CD!

Katherine

Totally amazing
I love the songs Julia Carroll has on myspace! I can't get enough of her! She is totally amazing.

Melissa Bell

Thoughtful Lyrics
Most songs on this CD are quite forceful....
The lyrics to Girls Like Us are right on the mark!

Melody Cotterill

Amazing, Powerful, Thoughtful and Enjoyable!
I really love this album. I have never heard an artist quite like Julia Carroll, and I have to say I am extremely impressed. She is original and political, not afraid to say what she means. She never disappoints!
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