Julie Lee will release her eighth, and most artistically imaginative album, Till and Mule on November 19, 2013. The last project released by the lauded songwriter and mezzo-soprano, Julie Lee and The Baby Daddies, was praised for its southern roots instrumentation with jazz undertones. For this album, however, Lee chose artist and composer, Aaron Roche as her co-producer to help her create a completely different, sonically visual landscape and unique new body of work.  

Over the years, Julie Lee’s voice and songwriting talents have been in high demand on various projects, including those of Sarah Siskind, Will Kimbrough, Jars of Clay, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace, Thad Cockrell, Over The Rhine, Alison Krauss, Pam Tillis, Ron Block, Mark Erelli, Mark Newton & Dave Peterson, and many others.

Click here to read Julie's description of the project Till and Mule.

“Julie Lee’s stunning gift for narrative songwriting seems without exception to be married to her obsessive fascination with musical texture and color. To hear one is to hear the other; her work listens... like an impression.”
- Aaron Roche

"Her soprano sounds conversational, even confidential, but it grabs the high notes and milks them dry. Her songwriting strikes a perfect balance between sharp details and universal resonance, confessional lyrics and singalong melodies, earnest spirituality and self-effacing humor."
- Washington Post

"As a vocalist, she's a powerhouse, owning a solid gold tremolo laced with attitude and blessed with range that she wields with style...a world-class singer."
- Billboard Magazine

ADDITIONAL QUOTES:

"Julie's beautiful voice and beautiful heart make for an extraordinary combination of lyrics and melody that has the ability to touch each and every one of us. She is a fantastic talent"
- Alison Krauss

"Julie Lee is a winning combination of folk, bluegrass, gospel and a touch of blues that establishes her as an artist to watch."
- No Depression

"Her soprano sounds conversational, even confidential, but it grabs the high notes and milks them dry. Her songwriting strikes a perfect balance between sharp details and universal resonance, confessional lyrics and singalong melodies, earnest spirituality and self-effacing humor."
- Washington Post

"Lee's hickory-lean country-folk ("Stillhouse Road") is all about clean melodies, smart hooks, and honest storytelling; delivered in a honey-husk mezzo that feels so comfortably lived-in, you'll think you've been hearing it for years."
- Boston Globe

"A collection of songs and a unique voice that both sound...timeless"
-Vince Gill 

"When I first heard Julie Lee was taken by her ability to be artful, truthful, commercial and refreshing at the same time.Not at all easy in this day of artiface and facade.
-Rodney Crowell

"Forgive Yourself might be one of the most important songs I hear in my lifetime."
- Steve Mason, Jars of Clay

"Will There Really Be A Morning is an impressionistic dream of a record, a dream from which you will not want to wake. It's the musical equivalent of a Monet painting, that is, if Monet had succeeded in painting the interior hidden landscapes of the soul. It's been a midwinter mainstay on our little farm."  
- Linford Deitwieller and Karin Burquist, Over the Rhine

"Julie Lee is a non songwriter, but a painter full of imagery and magic dust. This record gave me hope in the old School Album making process, where Arts and Craft were the first and only priority. This Album is a prophecy that the last shall be first. Hands down one of the finest living artists Alive."  
-  Steven Delopolous, Burlap To Cashmere


 
LIVE RADIO SHOWS:

BBC Radio 2 - Bob Harris Presents
BBC Radio Ulster
Wood Songs Old Time Radio Hour 
Mountain Stage 
Thacker Mountain Radio 
WDVX Blue Plate Special 
WDVX Tennessee Shines 

THEATERS / FESTIVALS PLAYED:

The Ryman Auditorium (Opening for Alison Krauss & Union Station)
Newport Folk Festival 
The Bijou Theatre (as part of Tennessee Shines)
The Taft Theatre (with Over The Rhine) 
Americana Folk Festival 
Four Corners Folk Festival 
Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival
White Squirrel Festival
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Mountain Vista Bluegrass Festival 
Attucks Theatre 
Greyfox Festival 
The Belcourt Theatre 
Riverbend Festival 
Country Music Hall Of Fame (Ford Theatre)
WDVX Camperfest 
The Metropolitan Theatre, WV 
The Festival Of Faith And Music (Calvin College, MI)
Medowbrook Farm - Gilford, NH (with AKUS)
Cape Cod Music Circus - Hyanis, MA (with AKUS)
Shelburn Museum - Shelburn, VT (with AKUS)
South Shore Music Circus - Cohasset, MA(with AKUS)

UK VENUES:
ENGLAND-
Ambridge Acoustic Review, London
Greenbelt  Music Festival, Cheltenham
Americana One Festival, Liverpool
Half Moon Putney, London
The Borderline, London
Sun Cafe, Lancaster
The Grand Junction, Buckingham
Carnival Inn, Barton On Humber
The Delicatessen, Reading
Barrels Alehouse, Berwick-on-Tweed
The Musician, Leicester
12 Bar Club, London
Ceol Castle, Birmingham
The Brook, South Hampton
The Greys, Brighton
The Maze, Nottingham
The New Roscoe, Leeds
The Stables, Milton Keynes

SCOTLAND-
WRI Hall, Comrie, Scotland

N. IRELAND-
The John Hewitt Pub, Belfast
The Errigal Inn, Belfast
The Menagerie, Belfast
Elmwood Hall, Belfast
Bookfinders Cafe, Belfast
Oasis Cafe, Belfast
Derryvolgie Hall, Belfast


OTHER (SELECTED) US VENUES:
The Station Inn, Nashville, TN
The BlueBird Cafe, Nashville, TN
The Square Room, Knoxville, TN 
St. Elizabeth's, Norwood, OH 
The Canal Street Tavern, Dayton OH 
The Gravity Lounge, Norfolk, VA 
Coffee Underground, Greenville, SC 
Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA 
The Grey Eagle, Ashville, NC
Eddies Attic, Atlanta , GA
Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Moonlight Music Cafe, Birmingham, AL
Exit/Inn, Nashville, TN
The Basement, Nashville, TN
The Bellville Opera House, Bellville, OH
The Convent Retreat House, Norwood, OH