MP3 Julia Carroll - Migrating South
HardFolk. an activist-minded, lyrically based, mostly fast-paced acoustic sound.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: like Ani, FOLK: Political
Julia Carroll has been an active participant in the indie music scene since her debut record "2 Cents" was released in 2004. Since that time, she has added a few more notches to her belt of live performances, including numerous songwriter showcases (Indiegrrl, GoGirls, Smith''s Olde Bar), playing the stages of many of the southeast''s premier listening rooms (Eddie''s Attic, The Loft Live, Sentient Bean, The Crimson Moon), all the while gathering a slew of devoted HardFolk fans.
Having played electric bass guitar for several years in hard rock and heavy metal bands, it is easy to hear the influence those experiences had on Julia’s style of acoustic guitar playing. Blending these heavy roots with a lighter, folk side makes her sound anything but typical, resulting in a type of music she has dubbed “Hard Folk.” Lyrically, Julia stands on solid ground – her use of the pen as an outlet for her thoughts surfaced before she was a teenager, steadily growing into the passionate songs we hear today.
While her original compositions dominate the majority of Julia’s live shows, she does perform numerous cover songs as well. Choosing works by artists who have influenced her, the diversified list includes Elton John, Loretta Lynn, Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, and even a poem by Dr. Maya Angelou. Many of Julia’s musical influences include independent artists, each of which have helped to pave the way for up-and-comers like herself.
Julia’s self-produced debut CD “2¢” was recorded with DeDe Vogt (Sound & Fury Studios, Atlanta) and was released in fall 2004. She returned to the studio in May 2006 to begin recording her sophomore release, "Migrating South," due out fall 2006.