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About Julie

American singer-songwriter Julie Derrick creates music soaked in rich, timeless storytelling with innate pop sensibilities. She writes songs about the trickiness of being human, and does it with a smile and a catchy hook. Influenced by mesmerizing talents like Brandi Carlile, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Whether singing harmony with women in her family, or singing in an all female a cappella group at The University of Virginia, Julie learned from the sisterhood of women in her life.  


Post college, dreams flying high, Julie moved to California to pursue music. While living in San Francisco, she took a songwriting class with the famed songwriter Bonnie Hayes. Julie wrote one hit song, "Don't Go" with friend Dan Chan on guitar. They played their one hit song all over the city at renowned venues like Hotel Utah. Though Julie appreciated all that Northern California had to offer, she migrated south to warmer beaches in Dana Point. Her songwriting took off in Southern California, involved in local songwriting groups and booking a regular gig at The Cat Club on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.


Alas, the East Coast called Julie back to her roots and she came home to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Currently, she owns and runs a trampoline park with her husband, serves as the VP on the local school board, sings on the vibrant Praise team at her hippie church, and is a mom to three children. In this current stage of life, Julie's songwriting is better than ever. She plays regularly at The Listening Booth in Rehoboth Beach. With her EP release approaching, Julie plans to tour this summer playing music from her record release. She recorded 5 songs with producer Jeff Dean in Boulder, Colorado. Julie attends the Rocky Mountain Song School every year in August in Lyon's Colorado, where she studies with world renowned songwriters and musicians. Stay tuned for tour dates!  

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