Blues Fest Artist: Juliana & a Soul Purpose

Juliana & a Soul Purpose

Bandshell Saturday, July 2

1:30-2:30 Juliana & a Soul Purpose

Juliana Logan is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Davenport, Iowa. She was selected by the Central Iowa Blues Society to perform at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis this past January. She has opened up for Anthony Gomes, Lissie, and Toronzo Cannon. She was in the top 4 finalists for the 2015 WQAD River Roots Live contest as the youngest and only solo performer. She began her melodic journey participating in The RME Rock Camp, Winter Blues Program, open mic nights, and songwriters in the round for the past 7 years. Her musical influences are Etta James, B.B King, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Matthew DiIulio plays drums and percussion for Juliana & a Soul Purpose. He is a John Phillip Sousa Band Award winner and has accepted a music scholarship from St. Ambrose University. Tommy Davies has been playing the piano for 11 years. His musical influences range from J.S. Bach to Bruno Mars, and his favorite genre of music is doo wop. The guitar player is 15-year-old Austin Michael Wanfalt, from Wappello, Iowa, who has been playing guitar for 5 years. Rounding out the band are Haley (18) on vocals and Cloey Schultheis (15) on bass.