Tuesday, April 3, 2012

She's From Rochester?: Julia Nunes

A couple of days after I moved up here, "YouTube's Ukulele Queen" appeared on Conan:

Julia Nunes has no record label; what got her onto a national late-night talk show was her success raising well over $75,000 on Kickstarter to fund her new album, Settle Down. Buy it; you'll like it. My favorite songs is "Odd."

People have been excited about Nunes for a while. Back in 2008, after seeing her video cover of his song "Gone," Ben Folds invited Nunes to open for him on tour. When she got his e-mail, Nunes "thought it was spam." 

Nunes is from Fairport, which is close enough to be Rochester, I guess. The Erie Canal runs through it, and it seems like a nice place:

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