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Critically-acclaimed songwriter & artist Julie Black performs creative, original, no-compromise music. A kindred spirit of free and fiery souls, she’s a songwriter whose personal story is deep, complex, and inspiring. Her soulful voice, intuitive approach, and fiery emotional intensity conjure up live performances that are passionate and profound. Deeply-rooted influences like Solomon Burke and Etta James flavor her sound, as do elements of blues, jazz, soul, swing, and rock. Still, as an artist unconfined, she finds inspiration everywhere. She’s performed at Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, Dunedin Wines the Blues, Chasco Fiesta, Pasco Pride, and many other major festivals. She appears regularly on television and radio and can be heard at great venues like the House of Blues, Zenfinitea, and Blur.
Julie Black has charted on Sirius XM, gets worldwide airplay on jazz, blues, and rock stations, and was even up for a Grammy nomination for songwriting. She has several successful albums available on iTunes and Amazon, and a continuous stream of new music being released. Julie Black proudly performs with her tight-knit band: Dave Eichenberger – guitar, Frank Timpanelli – drums, and Graeme Currie – bass. Filled with emotional truth, clarity, and vision, Julie Black offers a musical experience that is one-of-a-kind.
Dave Eichenberger is an innovative guitarist & composer who creates sounds that are vast and dramatic, bringing to mind molten Earth, wide oceans, and infinite space. Inspired by ambient music pioneers Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. Dave has taken his own place in the ambient music world. He has released over 55 albums, from the ambient looping of Digital Mythology to the acoustic finery of Christmas Past; was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Division of the State of Florida; and was commissioned by the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg to create the music for their Dali & Da Vinci walking tours. In addition, he is a music educator and writes extensively for legendary pickup & pedal manufacturer Seymour Duncan. An unlikely ally of the earthy, soulful music of Julie Black, Dave’s unique and majestic guitar work further elevates Julie’s spiritual approach to music. Together they create a musical presence that is out of this world.