New Orleans singer-songwriter Julie Odell weaves her visions of folk, poetry, and colourful melodies into a warm and brilliant tapestry.
Odell began writing and performing in 2000 while living in Ruston, Louisiana, where she learned to write on an old upright piano. She later moved to New Orleans, where she carved out a space for her song writing and performance within the city’s thriving arts communities and evolved her sound into a dynamic force of nature as a bandleader.
Odell’s songs balance chaotic, stampeding highs with quiet lows, each moment burrowing into uncharted corners of her sonic map. Her anxious bursts reach widescreen climaxes, with lyrics brimming with honesty and imagination, carried by her endlessly versatile and often-haunting voice dancing on the rhythms of every note.
During lockdown she signed to FrenchKiss Records home of artists such as Les Savy Fav, The Hold Steady & Diet Cig. Julie Odell’s debut album ‘Autumn Eve’ is scheduled for release in 2022.