The Sound of the North Fork: Julia King

Artist Julia King at her Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Solo artist Julia King has built a solid following after performing rock and roll, rhythm and blues and folk Americana on the North Fork for three years. A lyricist first and foremost, her style is defined by her words with original music that ranges from sultry to playful to dark and heartbreaking, depending on the emotions she conveys through each verse.

“My lyrics are definitely intimate in nature,” King said. “They usually come from a place of inner contemplation on circumstances that either I have experienced or I have witnessed. I try and make the lyrics in my music relatable so people feel like there is someone else out there who feels the way they feel.”

King recorded her first EP “The Morning After” in 2016, and has been steadily releasing singles leading up to her new album entitled, “Radio Therapy,” which is due out this year.

In her words

“I believe each song has its own style and personality and my job is to be true to that. Lyrics always fascinated me, and how songs had the power to affect your mood or be almost like therapy.”

Musical influences

Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, Cher

On the North Fork this month

Saturday, July 6 & 27

Bridge Lane Tasting Room, 35 Cox Neck Rd, Mattituck

Sunday, July 7

Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Route 25, Laurel

Monday, July 8

Brix & Rye, 308A Main Street, Greenport

Tuesday, July 30

The Tap Room at Corey Creek, 45470 Route 25, Southold

Visit juliakingmusic.com for additional show times and follow her on Instagram @juliakingmusic. Listen to her on Spotify.