The third and latest full-length album by singer/songwriter Julie Slonecki, of Washington and Lee's Class of 2011, was released last week. "Truth/Ideals" is Julie's third album, and it's available for digital download on her website, julieslonecki.com.
For anyone in the Charleston, S.C., vicinity, the release show for Julie's album will be this Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Tin Roof in Charleston.
In a 2009 article on the Washington and Lee website, Julie credited her music theory classes with W&L composer Terry Vosbein for her growth as a musician: "Professor Vosbein has taught me most of what I know about how music all fits together. He is very relaxed and comfortable with his students, and we always manage to have fits of roaring laughter in class. I hope one day to be as fluid as he is in talking about music and analyzing chords."
Since graduating from W&L with a double major in music and psychology, Julie has been performing as a solo artist in the Charleston area. At W&L, she played with several campus bands, including Julie & the Mountain Men, which won the Washington and Lee Battle of the Bands. She also sang in the Chamber Singers.
According to her bio on Amazon, Julie's music "is often hard to place in one genre. Her infectious melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and soulful voice come together to create a merging of pop and folk. It is at once easy and upbeat while maintaining a focus on the importance of solid, innovative songwriting that has both depth and relatability."