Julia has been a full-time artist/musician for as long as anyone can remember. She is veteran performer on both cello and fiddle with notable performing groups that range from The Asheville Symphony to the world fusion Akira Satake Band. In the contra dance world, Julia is known as a driving old-time fiddler and grooving cellist in bands such as Sugar High and Nearest and Dearest.  Julia is the coordinator of Fiddle Week at the Swannanoa Gathering, and formerly was the artistic director of the Black Mountain Festival.  She has toured internationally as a dance musician and taught and performed at Berea’s Christmas Country Dance School, Folkmoot International, Pinewoods Camp, The LEAF, and The CDSS Centennial Tour. Currently she performs regionally with StrathSpan, Ceilidh Doon, and The Free Range Ensemble, and is the old time cellist of choice for the famed Canote Brothers.