A few weeks back, we premiered our new Mojo Risin’ series with a spotlight on Scottish blues-rocker Lewis Hamilton. For our next profile in the series, we return to the northeast U.S. for a listen to a new vocalist on the blues/roots circuit by the name of Julie Rhodes, a New England native who sounds like she’s been performing a heck of a lot longer than the two years she actually has!
Set to release her debut album this coming February, Rhodes has a voice that already compares to some of the best in the business, from Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Bonnie Raitt to Joan Osborne and Beth Hart. Recorded at the renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, her 11-song Bound to Meet the Devil is bound to be a good one, featuring the gritty, groove-filled opening track “In Your Garden” that you can hear below, as well as a cover of Son House’s “Grinnin’ in Your Face”, with guest appearances from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary FAME Studios keyboardist Spooner Oldham and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Dave Alvin, Lucinda Williams), among others.
Check her out today!