Everything I Never Asked for
A girl walks into a bar to see â€-The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken.â€™ Though sheâ€™s disappointed that the band is neither sexy nor covered in electrically charged feathers, by the end of the night sheâ€™s onstage belting out a drunken rendition of â€œStormy Mondayâ€ and local bands are clamoring for her to sit in with them. Four years later, sheâ€™s living in Chicago with two albums, multiple national tours, radio play on hundreds of stations around the world, and critical acclaim from some of the industryâ€™s top experts to her credit. Since the night with the chicken, Julieâ€™s music has been featured on XM Radio and Pandora.com, and she has performed on WUWMâ€™s â€œCafe Tonightâ€ in Milwaukee, Kick FMâ€™s â€œBeer for Breakfastâ€ in Winnipeg, and on dozens of college and independent stations across the country. She has appeared onstage at Austinâ€™s SXSW, Milwaukeeâ€™s Summerfest, and Albuquerqueâ€™s Hyperactive Music Fest, and at clubs from the Walnut Room in Denver to WXPNâ€™s World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Sony sponsored the Julie Moffitt Remix Contest in 2006 to launch her second studio album, â€-The Stolen EPâ€™ (Burst Records). The albumâ€™s first single, â€œTry,â€ was featured on the 2006 GoGirlsMusicFest CD and Australiaâ€™s popular Sounds Like Cafe series (volume 14). In February 2007, â€œLet Him Beâ€ (also from â€-The Stolen EPâ€™) appeared in Paste Magazineâ€™s Issue 28 sampler alongside new tracks from Lucinda Williams and The Shins. 2007 was a breakout year for Julie, kicking off with a nomination for Best Acoustic Act by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry just as she was leaving Milwaukee for Chicagoâ€™s lush musical scene. She enjoyed her first headlining spot at Summerfest, spent the fall racking up over 20,000 miles on a college tour across the Midwest and Canada, and opened for major acts including Sara Bareilles (Epic), Mat Kearney (Columbia), Matt Nathanson (Acrobat), The Gufs and Willy Porter. The icing on the proverbial cake came in December, when Julie beat out hundreds of other artists to be named both the Criticsâ€™ Pick and the fan-voted $10,000 Singer/Songwriter Fenom titles in the international online competition FameCast.com. Julie started off 2008 with two performances at SXSW, a week at the ASCAP Expo in Los Angeles, and an opening slot for the band America, along with plans to head into the studio to record her next single. She plays regularly in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Nashville.