Although born in North Carolina, Juliet Simmons Dinallo grew up in Maine, but came of age as a musician in Boston. She now resides east of Nashville, TN, where all her life experiences influence her songwriting, singing and performance style, giving everything she does a unique expression.
She was introduced to the arts and music from the beginning of her life as both her parents were English literature scholars. Her name even reflects her father’s studies of Shakespeare. Her mother was a folk music DJ while at college. ”I’ve been singing as far back as I can remember,” Juliette told us. “I recall driving my brother crazy singing the songs of Jesus Christ Superstar – I knew the whole album.”
Juliet went on after high school to study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she landed a spot on the world-renowned Berklee Gospel Choir. ”I had never been in a choir before, and it was really just the coolest thing to be a part of that.”
After college, she immersed herself in the eclectic Boston music scene but eventually took a sabbatical from music. A 10 year journey through life brought her back to the threshold of music and the springboard for her first endeavor into songwriting and recording. It would become the material for her debut record, No Regrets, which gained her some critical acclaim, being compared by some to Lucinda Williams, and making the CMA CloseUp Magazine’s “Who New To Watch in 2013” list.
While on tour in support of No Regrets, Juliet was enamored by the influences of culture and musical history. Her many trips, especially through the South, brought her in close contact with sounds, ideas, visuals, and everyday life – both around her and experiences of her own – that would inform and inspire the songwriting on her latest project, Dream Girl.
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