Julie Grossman is an award winning singer-songwriter, activist, and published poetess.
Coming from a musical family, she has studied music for over 30 years, writing for over 25 years, with roots in classical flute, gospel, folk, and classic rock music. At 15, she achieved early success as a songwriter, medalling at a statewide Spanish language arts festival with her bilingual piece, “La Cancion de los Inocentes (the Song of the Innocents)” about children of the Mexican-American war.
While at University in Minnesota, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts, before completing her master’s, creating an original social justice piece integrating theater and music, and writing a thesis on the role of performing arts in influencing social and political change in 1960’s America.
Her official debut single, “Righteous Noise,” peaked at #2 on local charts and #29 worldwide.
She has performed across the country at iconic venues including the Minnesota Songwriters Showcase, the Hard Rock Minneapolis, the Houston House of Blues, and historic Antone’s in Austin, opening for national touring acts such as the Gin Blossoms. Living in Austin, her politically charged folk-rock music became infused with the Texas Blues sound. She has studied songwriting with national, touring artists such as Chloe Smith and Leah Song of Rising Appalachia. A multi-instrumentalist, she has been compared to Suzanne Vega and Alannah Myles.
An accomplished lyricist, her original poem “Things I Can’t Remember” was featured in the Upon Waking anthology, published in partnership with the League of Minnesota Poets. Her writing has been featured in a number of online magazines and anthologies.
She is also an accomplished actor, of stage and film, and dancer. Founder of the Lotus Project, she uses her yoga teacher training, trauma yoga certification, and experience creating and teaching yoga, dance, and movement classes to specialize in facilitating healing for survivors of assault or abuse. She is also involved in political activism at the state and local levels, assisting and supporting in creation of legislation benefitting women.
A business and marketing professional, she performs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota where she lives with her husband, son, and yorkie.
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