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Illustrated White Cats

"On stage, Cary’s stage presence, charisma and potent vocals combine to impress every audience. She has a special affinity for power ballads."   - Russ Tarby, Eagle News Online



Julianne Cary is a New York and Texas based singer-songwriter. She is the winner of the Josie Music Award for 'Best Female Pop Artist of 2018'. The Josie Music Awards is the largest independent musician award show. She was chosen out of 13,000+ submissions and is very proud to hold this title!

Due to her powerful yet sweet sound, her vocal styling is often compared to that of Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy and Sara Bareilles. Julianne started writing songs at the age of 8. 

She draws inspiration for her lyrics from real life experiences such as heartbreak and love. Being a mental health advocate, and a student of psychology, she also writes in support of mental health awareness - often from the perspective of patients with mental illnesses (i.e. anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.). She is inspired by the lyrics of John Lennon, David Bowie and Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys).


Julianne has performed at popular venues across Syracuse and Rochester, NY, including: The Westcott Theater, The Landmark Theater, The Palace Theater, Funk N’ Waffles, as well as various festivals and restaurants.

She has been trained in voice and vocal performance by internationally-acclaimed jazz artist, Nancy Kelly (

Julianne was the lead singer of the Syracuse teen rock band, Kill The Lites (2012-2014). The group was well known in the Syracuse music scene after winning the 2012 Jewish Community Center's annual battle of the bands - which resulted in the completion of a four song EP. The group's EP, First Class Citizen, was nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award in 2014. They have also played at landmark venues around Syracuse such as: The Westcott Theater, The Palace Theater, and The Landmark Theater.​

Julianne released her albums Amy in 2017, Hung/Over  in 2018, and Homesick in 2020. All can be found on Spotify, iTunes, etc.


Julianne is a graduate of SUNY Oswego (BA, 2017) and Teachers College, Columbia University (MA, 2020), and is currently a doctoral student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. 


Her musical influences include: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, Queen/Freddie Mercury, Grace Potter, Amy Winehouse, Genesis/Phil Collins, Simon and Garfunkel, Steely Dan, James Taylor, and Eva Cassidy.


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