Julianne Cary is a New York 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 (http://www.nancykelly.com).
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 was also the lead singer in an acoustic duo project, Jack and Julianne, being accompanied by guitarist Jack Goodfellow. The duo performed at various venues (2013-2016) throughout Syracuse including Revolutions in Destiny USA, Funk 'N Waffles, and The Brasserie in Camillus, NY.
Julianne released her album Vagabond in 2020. Vagabond can be found on Spotify, iTunes, etc.
Julianne is a graduate of SUNY Oswego (BA, 2017) and Teachers College, Columbia University (MA, 2020).
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.