"Perhaps the best way to explain [Julia] would be if Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday, and Lyle Lovett had a musical orgy and let you watch behind a curtain of burning lace and a whiskey waterfall. I'll bring the unfiltered cigarettes, you bring your soul." - Out of Print Magazine
Julia Othmer is a "captivating" piano-playing singer/songwriter known for her energetic live performances. Tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album, Oasis Motel, have been featured on such shows as Witches of East End, Switched at Birth, The Lying Game, Army Wives, Party of Five, and DeGrassi: The Next Generation and earned her songwriting awards from the Billboard World Song Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. Julia performed on the Lilith Fair tour (alongside such greats as Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Heart, and Ingrid Michaelson). She has shared the stage with Regina Spektor, Lisa Loeb, Amos Lee, The Alarm and John Waite among others.
Her new album "SOUND" is a collaboration with producer/composer James "JT" Lundie. SOUND will be officially released in February of 2019.
Julia is passionate about books & libraries. She lives in Los Angeles. Her hometown is Kansas City.
"Sensuously bewitching music with a Siren-like wicked magnetism."
- Randall Radic, Popdust - for the full review, click HERE
“SOUND is a self-made record with a big-label sound. It is rich in space and soaring dynamics and rife with layers and textures and melodies and grooves."
- Tim Finn, Kansas City Star - for the full article, click HERE
"it's brilliant, melodic, fiery, and moving, just like Julia herself. If you're looking for new music to listen to, check it out and get ready to feel the sound of a true artist. And congrats to James Lundie on the beautiful production."
- Abdi Nazemian, Author of "The Authentics" and "The Walk-In Closet," Producer and Screenwriter
"I've been listening to her new CD and it is flat out great...the songs are powerful, the singing is great, and the production is great."
- Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio, host of "Trail Mix"
"...at ease and relaxed at the piano, as if it was a good friend...her singing voice was strong and uncompromising, her playing direct."
- Sonya Alexander, NYC Examiner
"She is a singer/songwriter with a cute, funky attitude and haunting pipes that leave listeners in awe. She captivated with the dramatic pounding of the piano keys and passionate singing."
- Jenna Putnam, The Deli