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This piece is presented by Minervas.
Original artist Julie Eddy will perform Nov. 25 and Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. at Paramount Cocktails & Food, adjacent to Minervas in downtown Sioux Falls.
Here’s a preview of her show in her own words.
Tell us about your music.
The first thing people will notice about my original music is that it tells a story. I love songs that make you feel something and take your brain somewhere else for a few minutes. Every time I write a new song, I go on my own personal journey through it. I try to pour every feeling I have into it and be completely open and honest. I want other people to be able to hear it and feel exactly what I was feeling when I wrote it. When I play a show, I love playing covers of anything from Tom Petty to Dolly Parton to Chris Stapleton to Adele to Kelsea Ballerini to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Eric Church. It’s important to me to play a little bit of everything so everyone hears a song that they love!
Who’s your musical inspiration?
I find inspiration for my music in so many ways and from so many different people. I tend to be drawn to artists who, like myself, aim to tell a story. I have always loved Miranda Lambert’s music. She was someone I grew up listening to, and I can’t remember a time ever listening to one of her songs and not being able to put myself right there with her. There are so many amazing artists out there whose music can do the same thing, but hers has always resonated with me.
What’s your car radio typically set to?
My car radio is almost always hooked up to my phone, playing all my downloaded songs on shuffle. Lately, I have been listening to a lot of music that came out when I was younger. If I do listen to the radio, it’s either XM The Highway or FM 92.5.
What kind of crowd do you typically see at your show?
Crowds at my show typically hold a wide range of people, as well as a couple familiar faces. I love having a few family and friends there. I have had young kids dancing around while I play, and I have played for older crowds as well. I love it when I have a good mixture of ages and musical interests. It keeps it light and fun, and I always get a wide range of requests that way!
What’s the best part about performing live music?
The best part about performing live is seeing the way it touches people. Music is the only universal language we have. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you forget about everything else you have going on just for a little while. There is something so special about looking out into the crowd and connecting with someone who you know is feeling exactly what you’re playing. It’s a feeling I don’t know if I can ever describe, but I think it’s addicting. Every time I leave a live show, I just want to do it all over again.
For those joining you at Paramount, what kind of cocktail goes best with your show?
As far as a cocktail that best goes with my show, you’ll want something that’s easy to sip and enjoy. I normally choose a Moscow Mule or a glass of red wine!
Original artist Julie Eddy will perform Nov. 25 and Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. at Paramount Cocktails & Food, adjacent to Minervas in downtown Sioux Falls. Here’s a preview of her show in her own words.