Spiritual Folk-Rock


Julia Burrough has played music professionally in New England for over 15 years. A songwriter and singer of original and contemporary songs, she has performed on radio and TV, in concerts, clubs, coffeehouses and benefits. She has recorded three albums of original music: Brighter Road, A Journey of Miracles; Daylight; and Demons and Dreams. Her most recent recording, Brighter Road, was nominated "Best Recent Album" and "Best Female Vocalist" in the 1st Annual Valley Advocate Music Poll. It has been a top selling local album and presently has two distributors (New Leaf Distribution Company in Georgia and Ladyslipper, Inc. in North Carolina).

Brighter Roads is one of the most powerful and courageous recordings ever by an area artist.
David Sokol, Music Editor, Valley Advocate

Juila has opened in concert for various artists including 10,000 Maniacs, Ellen McIlwaine, Cathy Winter, Betsy Rose, Fred Small, Charlie King, Bernice Lewis and Joel Zoss. Her appearance with 10,000 Maniacs was so successful that she was invited to open for nationally known comedienne Paula Poundstone, and Jodi Herold of the Iron Horse asked her to open for the Roches.

Julia Burrough is unquestionably the most powerful solo performer that I have ever encountered. The emotional impact of her music, the erasing of any distance between herself and the audience and masterful control over intense poetic imagery make her appearances breathtaking. Her songs are well-crafted gems that range from satire to passion to story. She is always right on the mark playing with taste, sensitivity and, at times, great wit. She has been called for an encore while an opening act! You'll have to hear her because words can't tell anymore.
Jodi Herold, former owner of Iron Horse Music Hall

Julia calls her own music "spiritual folk-rock." She has a bent towards jazzy, a cappella tunes and rich melodies, and according to the Valley Advocate, "poignant lyrics and passionate soaring vocals." Her versatile style is sometimes reminiscent of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn. Depending on the setting, she may also sing tunes by contemporary artists: The Eagles, Van Morrison, Carla Bonoff, Carol King, James Taylor, Tom Waits, etc. She performs solo or ensemble with fellow musicians Annie Hassett (vocals) and Karen Copeland (percussion).

One of the standouts is certainly the new album by Julia Burrough called 'Daylight'. Burrough has a thrilling soprano voice. Her vocals vocals could make the classifieds sound inspirational and she has written a fine batch of tunes.
John Reilly, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Julia has sung on live radio, including WRSI (Greenfield, MA); WFCR Valley Folk (Amherst, MA); WMUA, WTTT (Amherst, MA). She was a regular host of the Iron Horse's Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Open Stage from 1987-1993 and is a member of the People's Music Network. She has led group workshops in "Sound-voice Healing" and contracts to give private voice instruction.

Her name deserves much wider recognition that it currently enjoys. Her way with words and ironic perspective on life and love put her in a singular class...music with passion and commitment and a coy sense of humor.
Valley Advocate

For tapes, CD's or bookings, contact:

Julia Burrough
Angel Cake Music
P.O. Box 6
Greenfield, MA 01302
(413) 772-6443