About Julia

Howdy. What do I do? I play a fine acoustic guitar and sing, too.  I

julia & the ready boys
Julia & the Ready Boys, Purcellville Fest.

can play almost any style, like rock ‘n roll, pop, standards, folk, soul.  I also write a lot of songs.

Where do I play? I love to find cool new places to play, and more and more a turning up in Loudoun. Lots of wineries in Loudoun County, as well as local concert venues, singer/songwriter series events, restaurants, and brew pubs.

What can I offer?  A professional delivery,  a convival stage presence, and a passion for what I do.  I love to engage with an audience, as if we were all just hanging out in my livingroom.  I always invite requests because I enjoy the challenge (Frank Sinatra? No problem!) of making any song sound good, and also because I like to know what’s on someone’s mind.

What else? I can bring along my pedal-steel playing, stand-up bass playing husband, and then you (we!) are in for a real treat! The best, sweetest pedal steel this side of the Pecos, or a fat, solid bass plank for me to strut on! And when we really want to throw it down, we can bust out my rockin’ band, Julia & the Ready Boys!

What’s new? I just released my first self-titled cd! It has lots of new stuff on it, some that was recorded stripped down and bare, just a guitar and me, but then a song like “Blue Veil” has 27 musicians on it! I offer this cd for sale at my gigs, as well as my old band’s excellent cd, “Dawn Will Deliver”,  by One Horse Town.

Also I was pleased to be the subject of an article in Leesburg Today this past summer as a local Loudoun musician.  Singer Julia Kasdorf at the Top of Her Game

For a downloadable promotional pic and bio squib, click here.