"One of the best songwriters and record makers I've heard in a very long time."
“Richard just knocks me out. Some of the coolest, smartest and original music
I've heard in years.”
"...a voice as distinctive as a thumbprint...if only more songwriters - and more
people - had his balance of wit and fortitude."
Jim Farber/New York Daily News
"Julian is at his best in a live setting, where his words take on a delightfully
vivid, three-dimensional life. But 'Good Life' shows that he can effectively
channel and contain his work in concise, bite-sized pieces, too."
"This isn't a wallpaper album that you put on and do something else to.
Julian makes you listen to his stories with his Zen-like, listen-if-you-want-to
attitude. By the time he's singing "The Wrong Bus" (a story within a story),
you want to."
Dan Aquilante/New York Post
"In addition to the great music that he's made already, Richard Julian's got
lots of good work ahead of him, and I always look forward to hearing it."
"Just when you thought rock and roll had lost its sense of irony, or at least
the ability to recognize irony when it sees it, along comes Richard Julian...a
mood swinging collection of gripping songs and well-placed instrumentation."
Richard Julian is a critically
acclaimed songwriter and recording artist who
resides both in Brooklyn and New Orleans. He
has released six albums on major and independent
labels and is also widely recognized as a member
of The Little Willies, a country side-project
featuring Norah Jones and Jim Camplilongo.
His most recent release,
Girls Need Attention further
establishes Julian as one of the most potent
and prolific songwriters recording today. The
album features stellar accompaniment from Nels
Cline (Wilco) on guitar & Jolie Holland on box
fiddle, augmenting the already well-honed trio
of Julian, (guitar) Tim Luntzel (bass) & Dan
Rieser (drums). Spare flourishes of brass and
wind delicately weave in and out of the arrangements
with Marcus Rojas on tuba), and Doug Wieselman
on bass clarinet.
When asked for a reference
point for his style, the songwriter might mention
filmmaker Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election)
just as soon as he would mention other musicians.
craftsmanship is a skill that’s earned him entrance
to a mutual admiration society that includes
artists like Randy Newman, Norah Jones and Bonnie
Currently, Richard debates
the merits of living in The Bywater vs Brooklyn,
plays Santa Cruz guitars, and loves good tequila.