About Julia

Born in 2005 into a family of musicians, I have been surrounded by music, musicians, poets, visual artists and other fabulously creative people my entire life.  As a child, in an apartment directly over my parents' recording studio, I was lulled to sleep every night by the best.  

Richie Havens, David Amram, Bernard Purdie, New York Broadway, Classical and Jazz Artists, were regulars at the dinner table for casual conversation. I heard the music and stories from the musicians themselves who made American Music History.

With my twin brother, the studio after-hours became our playground with pianos, B3 organs, guitars, and drums to explore.  From this, came my own music; the combination of sounds, history and love from all those musicians, who helped raise me. 

Now at 17, I have been fortunate to be a "Featured Artist" at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's virtual "Balcony Bar from Home Series" in partnership with ETHEL (60K views and counting!), and have performed my music at New York's iconic "Bitter End" and "The Cutting Room" stages, among many other great opportunities.


"A bright young talent with a great future ahead of her.”  
     - Carl Sturken, Songwriter/Record Producer

"...the product of very mature musical choices, amid an atmosphere of youthful positive energy, fearlessness and fun."
     - Walter Parks, Award Winning Songwriter/Vocalist/Guitarist

"Julia Crafton is a better songwriter at 15 than I was at 25..."
     - Dayna Kurtz, Award Winning American Singer/Songwriter