Monday, 09 December 2013 06:00

Julie Meckler

At times, French songstress Julie Meckler's story can sound almost cinematic. Leaving behind a life as a theater actress in her native Paris, Meckler immigrated to the US in early 2008 and bought her first guitar in New York City. There, the music began, as did her journey across a country she'd never seen before. After visits to Buffalo, Detroit, Portland and Vancouver, she settled in Chicago. Over the past three years of honing her craft onstage - from gallery lofts to songwriter circles to packed venues such as Empty Bottle and Schubas - she's assembled a collaborative group of Chicago veterans that includes bassist Brett Bakshis (Wooden Rings, Musikanto), guitarist Will Phalen, guest guitarist Ryan Anderson (Go Long Mule), trumpeter James Davis (ALDRIC, Zing!), and drummer/percussionist Shawn Rios (Stolen Silver, Dick Prall).

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Monday, 23 September 2013 14:23

Julie Meckler

At times, French songstress Julie Meckler's story can sound almost cinematic. Leaving behind a life as a theater actress in her native Paris, Meckler immigrated to the US in early 2008 and bought her first guitar in New York City. There, the music began, as did her journey across a country she'd never seen before. After visits to Buffalo, Detroit, Portland and Vancouver, she settled in Chicago. Over the past three years of honing her craft onstage - from gallery lofts to songwriter circles to packed venues such as Empty Bottle and Schubas - she's assembled a collaborative group of Chicago veterans that includes bassist Brett Bakshis (Wooden Rings, Musikanto), guitarist Will Phalen, guest guitarist Ryan Anderson (Go Long Mule), trumpeter James Davis (ALDRIC, Zing!), and drummer/percussionist Shawn Rios (Stolen Silver, Dick Prall).

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