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Julie Frost
In the endless wave of female singer/songwriters that crash without changing the shoreline, Julie Frost emerges on a wave entirely her own. On her debut album, The Wave, Frost combines the Fiona Apple-esque throaty stylings with a folk purity more in the vein of Jewel. The album, co-produced by Emmy-winning producer Danny Shaffer, melds the sparse with layered pop tunes, making for a sound that eschews the "tired" label stamped on so many female vocalists.

Described by Chicago DJ and music authority Robert Milne as someone who can "sing accompanied only by guitar. But she's got too many ideas to be contained by those chains. Other songs ring of otherworldly plucked strongs, some a Stonesy crunch slipping into an Enoesque dream. Julie sings of the heart from the heart. A timeless endeavor, yes, but rarely this well done."

Twice invited to perform in New York showcases by The Songwriter Hall of Fame, Frost has made an impact beyond the Midwest. Still, her songs receive airplay on several Chicago radio stations. She has been included on compilations put out by the Old Town School of Folk Music, Loud Coffee Productions, HearDiagonally Records and the Y-me Breast Cancer Fund. Frost was recently a finalist in the singer/songwriter category of the Independent Music Awards.

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