-Eva Phillips, Pittsburgh in the Round
“ENGAGING, SINCERE WITH JUST ENOUGH QUIRK & WIT”
Juliana Carr is a fiery Americana songstress, instrumentalist, and dynamic creative force. Rooted in the sounds, traditions, and mythologies of olde, her modern folk songs seamlessly span time and genre, springing forth with a freshness and ferocity which resonates in the present moment. Amidst poignant musings and clever word-play, sung with qualities both deeply intimate and hair-raisingly wild, Carr radiates genuine soul, weaving lilting melodies through the whimsical rhythms of her finger-style guitar.
Carr is a Pittsburgh-area transplant who made Brooklyn, NY her home in 2011. It was there she debuted her music under the pseudonym Girl in the Yellow Hat in Fall 2011. A dedicated social media following grew around her popular “Midweek Vids,” leading to the release of her first album To & Fro in 2013.
In Fall 2018, she created, directed, and produced BLUE, a dance-driven theater piece set to Joni Mitchell's album Blue. Along with her band, Carr performed the iconic album in its entirety for a full house at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The event included storytelling through movement, dance, live painting, and visual works of art all curated by Carr and inspired by Blue.
In Summer 2018, Carr received a commission to pen original folk songs for puppeteer Felicia Cooper’s theatrical production of The Ironweed Tales, performed at Aftershock Theater in residency with folkLAB’s MiniMythologies series in Pittsburgh, PA. “Ironweed Tales.…deftly interweaves mediums of traditional oration, musical performance (executed exquisitely by Juliana Carr), and puppetry that create a riveting tapestry of folk-tale conveyance.” -Eva Phillips, Pittsburgh in the Round. Listen to Call Me Ironweed here.
Carr also collaborated with Cooper on Porto Domi, a puppet show for young audiences, premiering in December 2018 at The New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh. Porto Domi explores the concept of home along with protagonist Anna, a young girl traveling on a bus with her imaginary snail. “…songwriter Juliana Carr, takes to song, offering a more melodic form of narrative support…The songs are harmonically and dynamically consistent, very well-sung, and made for sing-a-long purposes.” - David Bernabo, Medium Listen to songs from Porto Domi here.
Her upcoming EP titled Anywhere But Here (Summer 2019) features an eclectic sampler of original songs, leading with the plucky memoir No Savior and leaving with the rousing love hymn Come With Me.