New Lenox, IL
"Just listen to her lyrics. There is no way I could express the emotions that she does when I was her age, hell I'm not sure I can now. She came into the studio and took over my heart as I am sure she will yours." -Micheal Teach, CAU
Julia Lucafo was born in the south suburbs of Chicago. She was born into a family of music, theatre, and dance. Her home was filled with creative and musical inspirations. Julia's biggest influence was her Dad, a recording artist in the 70's with the band Heartsfield on Mercury and Columbia Records. She received her first guitar at the age of eight. By thirteen she entered a poetry contest, won, and became a published poet. That is when started to write songs. Julia writes all her own music, lyrics, and melodies. Much of what she writes is about personal experiences, trials, and tribulations. She received an honorable mention and a runner up placement in the Song Of The Year song and lyric competition, which receives entries from all over the world. Recently she performed at a benefit with the recording band Heartsfield and was honored to perform her song "Count To Ten" with David Ragsdale, the violinist/guitarist from the world renowned band Kansas. David also played on her CD. Julia recorded a podcast show at the Chicago Acoustic Underground Studios with Micheal Teach who said, "She came into my studio and took over my heart". Julia recorded a live show with Tom Lounges at XROCK Radio 103.9. She was asked to return and perform a show. On December first Julia traveled to Austin Texas where she competed in the famecast competition. Famecast.com is a world wide online competition to find America's top talent. Julia was one of the top five at the end of the competition and was able to go to Austin where she performed at Stubbs BBQ. Julia performed a Singer Spotlight Unplugged at the Uncommon Ground, Chicago's Best Coffee House and recognized for hosting touring musicians. She is also an actress and has shot four short films and a commercial. Julia is already a prolific songwriter and musician. She uses finely crafted words to describe emotions far beyond her years. "Her strong, strident, voice demands the audience to listen to what she has to say, and surprisingly there is much to learn from this young lady. She is truly a voice of her generation. Her words touch the very heart and soul of the youth that remains inside all of us".