Julie Doiron started playing music in 1990 with Canadian indierock band Eric’s Trip. They were the first Canadian band to sign to Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. After the break up of the band in 1996, Julie started performing on her own. In 2001, Julie became the first Canadian to sign to Jagjaguwar records releasing 8 albums on the label.
With more than twelve albums published (one of them awarded with the Best Alternative Album in the Canadian Juno Awards), Julie Doiron has become established as one of the most expressive and thrilling songwriters of her generation, thanks, too, to multiple collaborations with Mount Eerie (in the outstanding and emotional “Lost Wisdom”), Herman Düne, The Wooden Stars, Shotgun & Jaybird, Daniel Romano or Jon McKiel. Julie was part of Gord Downie’s band the Country of Miracles and plays in Julie & the Wrong Guys.
Spiced up with her prolific live curriculum participating in important festivals such as Primavera Sound (2013 and 2017) , Sappy Fest or Tanned Tin, her latest English LP, So Many Days (2012), goes in even deeper into stories with an intimate weight and extreme sensitivity, just as if she was singing by your side, just as if she was whispering her songs into our ears. With the firm hand of Will Oldham in her songwriting and the ability to find treasures in simplicity like Nick Drake, Julie Doiron weaves bittersweet melodies which reveal sober tenderness and direct emotion.
She has released records in English, French and most recently in Spanish where she started a collaboration with Jesús Llorente of indie label Acuarela: Julie Doiron Canta en Español Vol. 3.