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A girl walks into a bar to see an act called ‘The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken.’ Though she’s disappointed that the band is neither sexy nor covered in electrically charged feathers, by the end of the night she’s onstage belting out a drunken rendition of “Stormy Monday” and local bands are clamoring for her to sit in with them.
Four years later, she’s living in Chicago with two albums, four Summerfest appearances, multiple national tours, and radio play on hundreds of stations across the country to her credit.
Since the night with the chicken, Julie has played live on television, commercial and college radio stations; headlined the Chick Singer Night anniversary shows in Los Angeles and Milwaukee; and performed at clubs, colleges, and festivals all over the country - from Albuquerque's Hyperactive Music Fest to Austin's SXSW, from the Walnut Room in Denver to WXPN's World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Sony sponsored the Julie Moffitt Remix Contest in 2006 to celebrate her second album, 'The Stolen EP' (Burst Records). The album's first single, “Try,” has been featured on college and independent radio around the country, as well as on the 2006 GoGirlsMusicFest CD and on Australia’s popular Sounds Like Café series (vol. 14). In February 2007, “Let Him Be” (also from 'The Stolen EP') appeared in Paste Magazine’s Issue 28 Sampler alongside new tracks from The Shins and Lucinda Williams.
2007 was a breakout year for Julie, kicking off with a nomination for Best Acoustic Act by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry just as she was leaving Milwaukee for Chicago's lush musical scene. She enjoyed her first headlining spot at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, spent the fall racking up over 20,000 miles on a college tour across the Midwest, and opened for major acts including Sara Bareilles (Epic), Mat Kearney (Columbia), Matt Nathanson (Acrobat), The Gufs and Willy Porter.
The icing on the proverbial cake came in December when Julie beat out hundreds of other artists to win both the Critics’ Pick and the fan-picked $10,000 Fenom title in the international online competition FameCast.
Julie started off 2008 with a trip to Europe to celebrate her win, followed by two performances at SXSW and a week at the ASCAP Expo in Los Angeles. She plays regularly in Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Milwaukee.
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