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Julie plays an acoustic/electric bass and splits the lead and harmony vocals with her brother, Tom. Julie received her master's degree in counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh and was an elementary guidance counselor for sixteen years before resigning her position. She is now a lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh and has returned to work as an elementary school guidance counselor.

Some of Julie's fondest memories of childhood derive from the innumerable days spent around her grandfather's kitchen table listening to the "grown ups" talking about old times, laughing and playing music with her family. She developed her view of the world and passion for music not from television, but from the stories told of the lives that had passed before. Julie began singing with her family's band at the tender age of five. She would stand on a chair to reach the microphone and belt out "Cotton Fields" without missing a note. She began playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 because, as she says, "It only had four strings, so I thought it would be the easiest to learn."

Julie constantly pleases audiences with her superb vocals, steady
bass playing and seemingly boundless energy. Her love of performing shines through at every show. One of the highlights of her musical career to date has been performing a duet with David Frizzell. Not only did she learn her part of the song in 20 minutes, she amazed both the audience and David with her performance.

Julie's biggest musical influences were her mother and father. Julie loves all types of music and has, consequently, developed a style of singing that is all her own. Like her brother, she treasures family, music and laughter. Unlike her brother, clothes and boots also rank high in importance. Wherever she travels, she can be found in shoe stores looking for that special pair of high-heeled boots.

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