Julia Barry is an indie pianist, singer, and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her 2010 album, Once, or Twice, was acclaimed as “soulful, jazzy and deep” (Independent Music Scene), “poetic and haunting” (This Is Real Music), and “lush, rich….enigmatic” (Harmony Avenue). Just the Dear Ones, Barry’s latest EP co-produced with David Steinberg (Grey), infuses gospel and soul into an authentic, live-recorded sound.
Often compared to the likes of Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell, Julia’s live sets have been described as “mesmerizing” and “haunting.”
Barry found her love of creativity through music at an early age, improvising songs on piano and constantly singing around the house. She began formal study of piano (inspired by her older sister’s lessons) and joined a children’s choir during grade school, beginning to write more seriously as she got older. Barry is currently active in the NYC arts scene, performing with groups from rock bands to classical choirs.
"A voice that shimmers like moonlight on rain soaked streets."
--Erin Trahan, The Independent
"If you haven’t heard Julia Barry live you are missing out."
--Bob Berman, RethinkPopMusic
"[Barry] sings from her soul. She can make a piano shiver-and-then-wail... FACT: If Julia Barry’s not on your radar yet, she will be soon."
--Sacha Vais, Irked Magazine
"Her sound is soulful, jazzy and deep."
--Paul Ruth, Independent Music Scene
"Her talent for writing poetic and haunting...lyrics will be her calling card."
--Christina Calloway, This is Real Music
"Decades ago, Joni Mitchell made waves across the landscape of music with her haunting songcraft, and became an icon of the singer/songwriter genre. If there is any good in the world, Julia Barry will find the same success...she has certainly earned it."
--Brandon Randall, Harmony Avenue