“There aren’t many unknown artists who get to record their debut albums partially at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Studios with legends such as keyboardist Spooner Oldham, guitarist Greg Leisz and fiddler Sara Watkins sitting in. But, there aren’t many new singers as impressive as Julie Rhodes either.”- American Songwriter
"Every so often a voice comes along that moves you. [...] there is something that just clicks and gives you chills, the ones where your legs kind of lock up and your shoulders tremble. Julie Rhodes commands a voice like this and she gets me every single time."
- Red Line Roots
On the cusp of a meteoric rise in the songwriter community, Julie Rhodes is a powerhouse vocalist with authentic soul, grounded both in the songwriting traditions of yesterday's Americana and today's very present social and political issues.
Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material while touring throughout the country. Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States." To that end, Ian performed a solo set at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival and with Providence, RI's Smith&Weeden as his backing band at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival.
Following the release of his most recent album, You Won't Even Know I'm Gone, Ian decided to form a band of his own for the first time. Known as Something Else, the band includes Seamus Weeden (also of Smith & Weeden) and MorganEve Swain and James Maple (both also of The Huntress & Holder of Hands). Ian's work with MorganEve stretches back to sessions in 2008 for his third record, and all three band members contributed to You Won't Even Know I'm Gone. Together, they are reinterpreting songs of Ian's both new and old, with many being performed by a band for the very first time.