Julie Christensen - Where The Fireworks Are
  • Well Enough
  • Something Pretty
  • Where the Fireworks Are
  • Shipbuilding
  • Have a Pretty Dream
  • The Meteor
  • Boy In Pain
  • I Think It's Going To Rain Today
  • Psycho Killer
  • Rapture Index = 0
  • She Melted
  • Woodstock
  • One More Song

A quick gander at Christensen’s long, winding and heartfelt road in music touches on the landscapes - cultural and actual – which helped shape her "Great Plains Soul" vision. Julie Christensen on Wikipedia

Related Albums on Airplay Direct:
A Sad Clown
Julie Christensen & Stone Cupid

Weeds Like Us
Julie Christensen

Where The Fireworks Are
Julie Christensen and Stone Cupid

Stone Cupid Store
Band website purchase link for hard copies and downloads

Produced by Julie Christensen with Tom Lackner
Except "Psycho Killer"- Produced by Viggo Mortensen with Travis Dickerson, remixed by Lackner and DuGre

Mixed by by Paul DuGre with Tom Lackner
With mix assistance from Gabe Lackner
At The Tompound in Santa Barbara, CA

Mastered by Paul DuGre in Burbank, CA
Additional Recording by
Jon Rosenberg at Systems Two in Brooklyn, NY,
Jason Mariani at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, CA
Sean Ingoldsby at Real Time in Ojai, CA,
and Chris Foley at Sound and Vision in Ojai, CA
Art Design and Collage by Amy Schneider
Photos by Michael Kelly except disc image John Diehl
All vocals by Julie Christensen except where noted
Musicians Listed in Track info--

Joe Woodard, guitars
Karen Hammack, piano
Steve Nelson, bass
Tom Lackner drums, recording
additional musicians:
Greg Leisz, pedal steel on She Melted and Rapture Index = 0
Tom Buckner, saxophone
Dave Palmer, synth on Something Pretty
Kenny Edwards, guitar, vocal, mandolin
Bill Flores, pedal steel on Something Pretty
Jack Joshua, bass on Something Pretty
and the "Rapture Choir" of friends from Ojai, CA

Household Ink Records

Julie Christensen - bandleader, singer
Julie Christensen's background includes two world-tour stints singing with the great Leonard Cohen, and co-fronting SST post-punk proto-Americana rockers Divine Horsemen in the 1980s. Her brand of "luscious Americana Art-Pop" is showcased in her 2008 Where The Fireworks Are, and her 2012 release "Weeds Like Us" on Household Ink Records out of Santa Barbara. "Weeds" is a collection of songs for the unlucky, brave, and tough produced by Jeff Turmes, of Mavis' Staples' band. Julie has been accompanying herself on guitar lately, surrounded by her many musical friends and allies, and is looking to book concerts, house concerts, festivals and listening room situations throughout the U.S. and Europe. She and her family currently reside in East Nashville, where she has also assembled a band of all-star players (see Stone Cupid here on Airplay Direct) and released a newly finished band album, "The Cardinal," on January 22, 2016.

"--one of the truer singers you’ll ever hear — straight up, no mannerisms, perfect taste; listen to.. her piercing new Something Familiar, and recognize how she could sing with both Leonard Cohen and Chris D. “--Greg Burk L.A. WEEKLY

“Simply put, this gal’s voice can raise every single hair on my body— and all at the same time! Be it R&B, pop, rock, she can sing it all, and with style, too.” -- LA Weekly

"From the heart-wrenching title track, which serves up an aching dose of harsh reality, to the cascading piano that drives the plaintive “Something Pretty,” Where the Fireworks Are is a collection of songs spanning the emotional spectrum. It provides an evocative musical chariot for Christensen to weave her vocal magic." (Brett Leigh-Dicks) VC REPORTER


John and Jackson Diehl, Tom Diana Gabe and Vasanti Lackner, Karen Hammack, Hal Willner, Rachel Fox, Janine Nichols, Leonard Cohen and his fans, Chris Desjardins, Peter Andrus, Wayne James, Robyn Jameson, Rex Roberts, Cam King, Kerry McBride, Marshall Rohner (r.i.p.) , Matt Lee, Rick Novak, Dick Dunlap, Chris Symer, Nate Birkey, Sally Barr, Claudia Kizer, Jeff Kaiser, Jim Conolly, Kenny Ball, D.J. Bonebrake, Dave Alvin, David Hidalgo, Steve Berlin, James Cruce, Greg Leisz, Bob Hawkins, Pete Wasner, Steve & Claudine Nelson, Terry Lee Burns, Simeon Pillich, David P. Jackson, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Jiun Hosen and the members of Rinzai Ji and Bodhi Manda where I study and don’t know anything, Joe and Peggy Woodard, Perla Batalla and family, Janna Sheehan www.trancetotems.com for the pretty necklace, Travis Dickerson, Lou Reed, Gary Hood, Bug Music, Allison Anders, Chris Morris, Mike Watt, Tracy Granger, Eve Babitz, Jonathan and Ksenia McEuen, Simon Moorehead, Mary Ann McSweeney, Doug Martin, Mike Minky, and all the people who have kept listening.
  • Members:
    Julie Christensen, Joe Woodard, Tom Lackner, Steve Nelson, Karen Hammack, Greg Leisz, Kenny Edwards, David Palmer, Bill Flores
  • Sounds Like:
    Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Patty Griffin, Norah Jones,
  • Influences:
    Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gram Parsons, Blind Faith, The Byrds, The Pretenders
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/17/19 21:57:17

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