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New Shirt Designs! 

If you subscribe to my mailing list, you got a vote on which design was best!  (SPOILER ALERT:  It was the grey "Gonna Be So Bright" one)

The grey shirt will be available in sizes S-XL at the Glass Half Full show on Feb 28 at Mr. Small's Funhouse!  Don't worry, though - BOTH designs will be available for online ordering through Printful in the near future (March, in fact). 

So, if you're at the show, come see me at the merch table for a closer look at the "Shine" design. If not (or if you really love the black "Let it Rain" shirt), you'll get to buy the shirt you love best online in March :) 

BONUS! EVERYBODY WINS!   

Feb 28! The start of a busy Spring 😎 

Glass Half Full - A celebration concert with Julianne Wright (featuring Jeremy Caywood, Amy Mmhmm, DRU, Tai Chirovsky, and Lindsay Dragan & her band)!


I am insanely excited for this show! A favorite venue, a cast of amazingly talented friends sharing the stage, the premier appearance of a winning T-shirt design (thanks to Cloe Creative Design)! Tickets are $10 through Ticketmaster, and at the door on February 28 - You should come! 😎🙌🎶

November Shows - So Fun! 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Our Nov. 15 RAICES benefit raised $334 ($275 onsite from attendees, and the rest from online donations)!  A great time, with great friends, and so happy to support this organization that is doing so much to help the helpless at our borders, and immigrants throughout the US, trying to find their American dream!

Alexis Marie Thompson, JuliAnne Wright, and Lindsay Dragan

I had a BLAST at the Acoustic Brunch Thanksgiving food drive show, on Nov 24 at the Thunderbird Cafe!  They recently moved the brunch to this location, and the atmosphere is WONDERFUL! So excited to be a part of it, and thrilled to be invited back for their MOTHERS DAY show in May!  Here's a snippet of my performance (for the full show, JOIN MY MAILING LIST & you'll get access)!  Other featured artists that made an impression on me included OHM Project & the Sam Stuckey Band - highly recommend both if you can get to a show!

JuliAnne Wright performs original song, February Grey

Typical Whirlwind of an Autumn! 

From mid August to the end of October has been a whirlwind, with back to school (both for music teacher me, and for my 2 teens) AND in September: “the week of 3 birthdays“ where the other 3 members of my family have birthdays within six days of each other, followed by a quick October family trip to Disney, and assorted Halloween fun (so crazy!).

Now that November is here, check out what's coming, as 2019 begins to wrap up:

SHOWS:

  • November 15th 7-10pm at Full Pint Wildside (tix $10) with Alexis Thompson & Lindsay Dragan! This show is a benefit concert for RAICES Texas, and 100% of the door charge will go to that organization as they help immigrants & refugees (a cause dear to my heart).
  • November 24th 11am-2pm at Thunderbird Cafe.  The Acoustic Brunch is doing a Thanksgiving food drive this week!  I'm one of multiple artists playing at the (fabulously) remodeled Thunderbird stage!

NEW MUSIC:

  • I'm currently recording new songs for an album, releasing in 2020! 
  • Expect 1 or 2 Christmas singles, this year! (more on this SOON!)

OTHER NEWS:

  • Thanks to my talented friend Gina Cloe, I have a new logo AND new designs for T-shirts (to coincide with the new release)! See the new logo below...

 

Being in the same room as Questlove...  

Got back from Austin Monday night with a head full of ideas & inspo (thanks CD Baby DIY Musician Conference!)  Highlights included the host of amazing keynote speakers like:  Austin's Gina Chavez, Questlove (what???) , DMC (that's right...), and Alejandro Ecovedo

New things are in the works as I process all the stuff I learned over the last weekend (brain. very. full.), AND check in with all of the cool new friends I made (heart. also. full).  Planning a super-special show with a couple friends in early October - more details soon.  In the studio again this fall, as the new EP/album starts to take shape.  So excited! 

Questlove says you should join my email community to find out details on the new stuff before the general public (and to get a FREE bundle of songs)!  ;)

(ok, really he was talking about *other* indie musician stuff, but I'm sure he'd be supportive if he knew I existed - LOL ;) )

 

 

 

From one adventure to the next... 

I was excited to be a part of WYEP's Singer Songwriter contest again this year!  The night was magical and the music was fabulous!  Despite not being one of the 3 chosen to move on (out of 20 artists performing), I heard from SO MANY PEOPLE afterward about how my song Let it Rain affected them deeply, I made new friends and saw some long lost ones, too!  Such a wonderful experience - thanks to the WYEP staff for putting this on every year - way cool!

This week, I'm off to Austin, Texas (yes... I'm going to Austin... in August... it's gonna be sultry) for the CDBaby DIY Musician Conference!  I'm psyched to get back to this event, and am thrilled that I'm going to get to play a set at a local showcase while I'm in town!  (Thanks to friend & amazing musician Jan Seides for setting up the showcase and for inviting me to play!) Follow me on socials to get some daily play by play from the conference!

See you on the flip side - and keep an ear open for new things that are unfolding... Announcements upcoming!

What a Long (not that strange) Trip!  

So, right after the July 4 holiday, I flew off to San Diego with the hubs (after dropping the kids off with gramma) for a week-long business trip/vaca! 

Day 1 included a fun co-write with some friends in Southern California.  It's a catchy tune we wrote with ads in mind, and it's in production now.  Hoping that this may be the first sync placement I'm involved with!  My co-writers both have more experience than me, so I was glad to get to work with, and learn from them! 

Over the rest of the week, I traipsed around the city while hubs attended conference sessions (and still only saw a fraction of it).  Highlights included: seeing seals & pups at La Jolla Cove;  the San Diego Maritime Museum & the USS Midway Museum;  Hiking a slot canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park (at 6am... on a day where temps of 114 were predicted... Was only in the low 80's when we hiked though);  A (more commercial/touristy than we thought) walking tour over the Mexican border into Tijuana;  A brief visit with family once back at Gramma's house.  Then, after driving the 4 hours from Gramma's back to our house, I drove my daughter another hour or so to girl scout camp... 

After such an eventful & exhausting week, I slept in, today, and am psyched to get back into playing songs at tonight's AcoustiCafe!  Hoping to finally get to Hambone's Tuesday night open stage soon, as well. 

UP NEXT:  recording the new co-write song from Cali;  recording and prepping new songs for an EP release (hopefully this year)

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Lunch in Venetia.... PA!  

Now, We Lunch!  

Monday night's debut hosting AcoustiCafe was:

FUN!  (like getting to know more performing musicians/ being closer to the process), and sometimes PETRIFYING (like when I told people to order from the bartender after the bar was closed... oops!) But, the fun part was 99% of it! 

Thanks to AcoustiCafe for inviting me to host, thanks to all the supremely talented musicians who performed (especially the house band!), and special thanks to everyone who offered kind words, encouragement & support as I figured things out :)  After such a great time on Monday, NOW I'm amped up about WHAT'S NEXT!  

Wrights UMC in Venetia has invited me (for the 4th year!) to play on their 'Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series!' 

I'll play from 12-1pm on NEXT WEDNESDAY (June 19) while the church  serves a lunch ($5 suggested donation) to those attending.  (You may also bring your own 'brown bag lunch' and just check out the music, if you like).  

Planning to attend?  Let me know by RSVP'ing on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024913057898272/ 

What's Up for the Summer?! 

SO MUCH is up this summer!  

First are performances & live stuff:  

  • On June 10, I'm hosting the open stage at AcoustiCafe!  Come out & say hi, play a couple songs, and hang with us!  I'll be your host, and will play a song or two to start the night :)
  • On June 19, I'm playing the brown-bag lunch at Wright's UMC in Venitia!  They provide a yummy lunch, and I provide the tunes! I play from 12-1pm

Next some new songs are in the works:

  • With the help of some local musicians and a local studio, I'm starting work on a new EP soon!  Getting organized right now, but hope to have a final product with 4-6 new songs by year's end!  

BRAND NEW Facebook group for members of my email community!

  • I'm so excited to offer this new opportunity for supporters to connect with me on Facebook!  This group is exclusive to my community of email subscribers, so if you aren't in that club yet, go here to get in on this opportunity (plus so many more benefits, like first-to-know news stories about my music career, behind the scenes bonuses, chances to offer input - like which songs should go on my next EP, etc)!
  • Speaking of email, I'm in the process of creating new content for that community.  If you're subscribed already, you'll see it soon (don't be surprised, but the first email will say 'welcome to the list' or something similar - even if you've been here awhile, you'll still get all the new stuff!  (and this new 'welcome' email will contain freebies as well as a link to the new Facebook group).  

After the Recording Workshop... 

What an amazing couple of weeks at Recording Workshop (Ohio)!  Great reboot of all the stuff I learned there back in 2010, along with valuable new info on advanced techniques and software that didn't exist back then.  Thanks to all the instructors, and to my Team 1 classmates for all the support!  

Have several new songs in the works, with recording session(s) coming up hopefully in May - stay tuned!

You can usually catch me live on Monday nights at AcoustiCafe (meets in the Funhouse at Mr Smalls in Millvale, PA).  And I'll also be checking out the Wednesday open stage at Full Pint Wildside in Lawrenceville this week (May 1)

Next official gig is Mother's Day, May 12 for Hambone's (Lawrenceville) Acoustic Brunch!  Join me and a host of mom/musicians for a special edition of this popular event!

Planned for summer:  gigs in Bridgeville, Washington & other spots - more to come, soon!

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Let's All Be Wonderful (to each other, this year)!  A new song, full of hope for a new year (and every year)!