EVERY WEDNESDAY! — THE AMAZING JULIA NIXON
Her velvety, lush voice – which, by the way can be gritty and downright bawdy – is as enchanting with a 120-piece orchestra as when she serenades a capella on a stool – with nowhere to hide.
Julia Nixon can be seen exclusively in North Carolina at The Prime Smokehouse, every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. She is featured with AARON MILLS, the bassist for Cameo, and his band. There is no cover charge. For reservations, call 919-832-8685.
If you were to hear Julia Nixon every day, you’d get an astonishingly unique performance each time. She never gives anything less than 110 percent, which is why she is the most regular performer at The Prime Smokehouse. The term “BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND” has never been more true. She is this venue’s most requested performer.
And, it’s not just Raleigh folks who recognize that this vocal vixen is a real treasure.
She has toured Japan, France, Switzerland, London Russia and various countries in Africa. Her No. 1 dance hit in the United Kingdom (“Breakin’ Down”), which was co-written with longtime partner David Ylvisaker), also helped her international appeal.
Her independent release, “Keepin’ onTrack,” was nominated for a Grammy in the category of best pop female vocalist.
She toured with Richard Pryor and Donald Byrd and The Blackbyrds; she has opened for Stevie; Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Vince Gill, Keny G, Tina Turner and Herbie Hancock; and she has performed at the White House, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.
“She sing’s with vocal power and emotional range…,” writes The Washington Post.
Says GQ magazine, “She has a voice that never flags…”
And The London Times effuses, “She squalls up a vocal storm to rival Aretha Franklin. …”
Julia Nixon is no stranger to the stage either. After all, she is the dynamo who replaced Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls as “Effie,” earned the role of “B J.” in the national touring company of Smokey Joe’s Café and played Caroline in “Caroline, or Change” at D.C.’s renowned Studio Theatre.