Juliet Strong is a singer/songwriter/performer from Oakland, CA, with a background in Folk, Classical and Jazz piano and voice. She received her Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon, where she studied with Milagro Vargas. Juliet has been seen on stages in Oregon and California with Oregon Festival of American Music, California Shakespeare Theatre, Shotgun Players, A Traveling Jewish Theatre, Bootstrap Theatre Company, and in Yosemite National Park. She has performed her original music in venues throughout New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Northwest. Juliet has collaborated with various New York and Bay Area musicians, composers, playwrights, dancers, and singers. In addition to her extensive and diverse musical training, Juliet has received actor training at the University of Oregon, California Shakespeare School of Theatre and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. She released her first full length album in June, 2013.
With a voice “like butter” and a body of original, folk-soul inspired melodies, Juliet Strong touches audiences with her depth of sound, musicality, poetic imagery and eclectic style. Juliet’s energetic sound is underscored by rhythm piano, counter melodies, vocalise, ukulele, and sometimes augmented by an eclectic band. The result is a unique and infectiously uplifting musical experience.
Having grown up in the Bay Area and Central Valley folk scene, Juliet has been influenced by traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Turkish, Flamenco, Americana, Irish, Scottish, Indian and Brazilian music and dance. She has spent years absorbing these styles in a traditional folk setting, supplementing with her love of Bebop, Soul, Funk and R&B, and travel to Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and Argentina. The result is a unique sound often likened to that of Norah Jones, Carol King, and Carly Simon.