Julie Dean and Jesse Correll – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 8th, 2019

Julie Dean and Jesse Correll

Julie Dean

Jesse Correll

$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
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Julie Dean

Julie grew up singing southern gospel in Houston. Her mom's love of musicals and dad's love of folk songs contributed to her musical upbringing. Her piano-playing sister forced her to sing songs constantly, from jazz standards to contemporary tunes. Country music rounds out her early music education, learning songs from movie soundtracks like the Electric Horseman, Coal Miners Daughter and Urban Cowboy. Her classical education led her to the opera world briefly, while jazz, blues and country stayed her musical home and passions.

In her short time as a songwriter, Julie's singing history as a versatile vocalist have led to beautiful melodic writing, and her love of early jazz standards of the 20s-40s are reflected in her enticing harmonic changes.

Julie is in demand for musical events as guest artist around town, and sings with several groups in the Charlotte area. Her folk/country trio Sweetgrass Serenade, featuring Diana Wade on guitar and Bruce BK Keedy on guitar and mandolin, creates 3-part harmony on originals and covers. She is the beauty of her Beauty and the Blues duo with Chicago native guitarist and song-writer Keith Serpa. Julie brings a fresh spin on jazz standards with her ukulele, an angelic lightness to folk, old country/bluegrass and will surprise you with a little spunk in pop/country rock.

Teaching voice lessons for almost 20 years, she runs a successful voice studio training singers, beginners to professional. Working with a local laryngologist and voice therapists, she specializes in habilitating recovering injured voices.

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Jesse Correll

It is approaching three years since soulful singer-songwriter Jesse Correll moved away from Jersey City. He was looking for a change of pace and found it in Nashville.

Jesse released Held Momentarily, his third album and first release in 15 years, just before the move. Looking back at that collection of songs, two main themes emerge: reflections on a period of his life when he wasn’t pursuing music and the journey back; as well as a new romantic relationship—feeling its depth while knowing it too is impermanent.

When he arrived in Nashville, he knew he wanted to focus on two things: creating a songwriting discipline deeper than he’d ever adhered to; and launching a podcast for singer-songwriters that explored equally all of the facets of being a performing artist today.

In pursuit of the first goal, he started a songwriting club with a few songwriters he met at his weekly meditation group. The task was simple: each writer takes the same prompt (a word or phrase, like “reining in your arsonist”) and uses it somewhere within a new song, finishes it within two weeks, and shares with the others in the group. As part of this shapeshifting group, Jesse ended up writing 28 songs over the course of more than a year.

For several years, Jesse had been mulling over the idea of starting a podcast for singer-songwriters. He was drawn to the intimacy and specificity of the medium. Having moved to a completely unknown city, he also knew this would be a great way to meet fellow travelers and garner their tricks of the trade. In early 2016, he launched The Hexagon: A Podcast For Singer-Songwriters. By the end of 2017, he had explored six aspects of being a working solo musician (songwriting, performing, recording, business, growth, and life) with 21 artists.

“These two projects have really galvanized me as an artist,” he shares. “I learned that I have more discipline as a writer than I’d ever realized and found a community of songwriters that push me to explore and reveal even deeper truths through song. With The Hexagon, having these intimate conversations with my guests continues to show me where I can put more focus to grow while affirming the things that I’m already doing well.”

In early 2018, Jesse opened up his once personal creative process in a project he calls Steady Drip. Each month he releases brand new songs, rare recordings, and videos exclusively to his patrons on patreon.com. In the Fall of 2019, Jesse is heading into the studio again to work on Your Luminous Beauty Here In The Dark, his most personal and ambitious album to date.

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Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205