credit: Derek Wohltmann
Julie Odell is a New Orleans artist who writes songs with surprising turns and sudden drop offs, one minute belting lyrics with all her being on top of crunchy hollow-body guitar, then interluding into delicate ethereal melodies barely fingerpicking the guitar and leaning into her band (Kenny Murphy on bass, Jonathan Arceneaux on drums) for soft yet powerful support, which then builds into an unexpected groove and into a dreamy swamp pop ending. Multiple stories take place in each song which is the main reasoning behind her chaos/calm/chaos style of writing, meant to portray the ups and downs of life.
Odell is currently working on her debut full length album to be released springtime 2019.
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