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“I’m kind of strange.”


Julia Cannon is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and music
producer who is hard to forget. Her soothing, honeyed voice and quirky
personality offer a pleasing contrast to the bittersweet honesty of her
lyrics: “I like to drink by myself...I like to smoke weed by myself...Feel
like I can breathe when there’s no one else...” she sings in Mashed
Potatoes.

Julia Cannon was raised in Alaska by a hardworking Filipino mother, in
a household Cannon could only describe as “unorthodox.” She
developed her wicked sense of humor and offbeat persona early on. As
one of only a few people of color in a mostly-white, ultra-conservative
community, Julia’s creative voice cemented her identity as a young
woman who could not – and would not - be overwritten.

After the successful release of her aptly titled first EP, College Fund,
Julia attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she
acquired her degree in Contemporary Writing & Production. At Berklee,
Julia found a new passion in production and engineering. Although
songwriting was her first love, Cannon quickly began producing demos
and EP’s for peers to sharpen her skills.

In 2015, Julia wrote, arranged, and produced the EP My Name is Julia,
which garnered significant attention with bloggers and local radio
stations throughout the US. Tracks such as Mashed Potatoes, Batty,
and Tracking have been featured in podcasts and playlists across the
US and UK.

In 2016, Julia’s “electronic butt-anthem” (humorously inspired by Bob’s
Burgers) called TOUCH! was featured on actress Elizabeth Bank’s
website WhoHaHa as a stand-out comedy music video. Directed by
(and featuring) fellow Alaskan RJ Fontaine, the music video involved
deadpan girl-friends hula-hooping in spandex, gender-bending
burlesque performers, Oreo cookies, and “man butts.”

“People do what they think they should do and act how they think they
should onstage instead of just having fun and being themselves,” Julia
says. “When you’re having fun, the audience has fun. That drives me
the most.”

As comically brazen as Touch! may have been, Julia Cannon’s main
body of work has matured in tone and depth. In 2017, Cannon released
her debut album, Lack of Will. Songs such as Finite Pages, You
Wouldn’t Know, and The Talk gave fans a deeply personal glimpse of
the multi-talented producer and artist that Julia Cannon is becoming.
“[Lack of Will] just hits me in the chest immediately,” says indie critic
Josh Fryfogle. “[Julia’s] voice is so elegant, with effortless control over
pristine melodies. Julia’s voice is somehow convincing, like you can
trust it...you will be hard-pressed to find music of this caliber on
corporate radio.” Written, produced, and recorded by Julia Cannon
herself, Lack of Will is her highest acclaimed record to date.

Julia Cannon’s sound has been described as playful and relaxing, but
her tone transcends the indie-folk genre to include comedy, classic
rock, and jazz influences. Cannon credits her genre-bending style to
influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, and Paul Simon.
Cannon now has a growing fanbase in Nashville, who join an existing
community of ardent supporters both at home in Alaska and across the
US.

For now, Cannon is focused on performing live shows and recording
new singles, two of which are expected to drop in Spring of 2020. For
booking inquiries, media links, and more information, visit
juliacannonmusic.com.


–written by RJ Fontaine