JULIET SIMMONS-DINALLO

“Juliet Simmons Dinallo draws on a variety of influences - Shelby Lynne, Dusty Springfield and Emmylou Harris - but given her sweet caress and compelling stance, it's all but impossible to think of anyone other than Dinallo herself.”- Lee ​Zimmerman

 

"Heart-hitting - Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos are a group whose new songs sound as if they should be on country or pop radio ... fresh and emotionally charged, as though Juliet were a long- lost sister of Lucinda Williams.”  - Steve Morse, Boston Globe

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Born in North Carolina, Juliet grew up in Maine and came of age as a musician in Boston. She recently moved to east Nashville, and these experiences have influenced her songwriting, singing and performance style, giving everything she does a unique expression.

Juliet was exposed to the arts and music from birth with both her parents being English literature scholars. Her father studied Shakespeare, hence her name, and her mother was a folk music DJ while at college. With music and literature all around her, it is no wonder Juliet was singing songs by the Beatles as soon as she could walk and talk. Juliet studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she landed a spot on the world-renowned Berklee Gospel Choir.

 

Immersing herself in the eclectic Boston music scene served as the springboard for her first foray into writing the songs that would make up her debut record No Regrets. Growing up as an artist in this fertile musical environment helped Juliet transcend her musical influences (Patty Griffin, the Beatles, Shawn Colvin, The Carter Family, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris), while maintaining the inspiration they provided.

 

Janet Goodman wrote this about No Regrets in Music City News, “Being compared by critics to Lucinda Williams and making the CMA CloseUp Magazine’s “Who New To Watch in 2013” list have got to be hard to live up to, but Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos do that with their debut album No Regrets. The final track here is her finest moment – the waltz ‘Learn To Love Again’ – where she must dip into someplace deep for such longing in her performance. Not since Deana Carter’s ‘Strawberry Wine’ has 3⁄4 time deserved a spot back on contemporary radio playlists.”

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