Julie Black is one of the most exciting new female vocalists in the Blues & Jazz genres. A resident of the Tampa Bay Area, she has been singing since she was a child growing up in the rural area of Illinois. 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 into adulthood.
Julie is a prolific songwriter who has written more than 500 songs to date, and is creating more daily. She finds inspiration everywhere. Her songs reflect a passion for Blues while incorporating flavors of other musical genres. The result is a signature sound that’s all her own. As a vocalist, Julie commands your attention with deep & powerful tones one minute, then seduces you with velvety steam-soaked sounds the next. She performs with a collection of very talented musicians, each of them artists in their own right. Creativity abounds, accented by their diverse musical backgrounds.
2007 marked the release of Julie Black's debut album: Call Me Angel for Blues, released under Indie label BOJA. Truly a creative feat, it features all original music and art by Julie. The CD was produced, mixed & engineered by Bob Langford and mastered by Rodney Mills, both music veterans who have worked with a multitude of legendary artists.
Call Me Angel for Blues is earning rave reviews, has been featured in several major publications, and is receiving airplay on national, international & satellite radio. January 2008, Call Me Angel for Blues rockets up Bluesville’s charts to Top 10 on XM Satellite Radio! Julie was also featured in a full length article for BluesWax in January 2008 which introduced her to even more fans!
Songs from Call Me Angel for Blues have been popping up everywhere; Love This Mama was selected for The National Women in Blues CD, and was recently included in a CD sampler issued by Blues Revue Magazine. In December 2007, Devil's Child landed on the Top 25 Contemporary Blues Chart at Blues Critic Radio and remained there for four weeks!