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Julian Fauth

Julian Fauth is one of the most exciting and original musicians on the blues scene today. A pianist par excellence, Julian is also a strong and soulful vocalist, and a truly original songwriter. His influences include Leroy Carr, Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, and Otis Spann. His imaginative, passionate lyrics and intense piano have an authentic prewar sound which is rarely heard anymore.

Originally from Kitchener, Ontario, Julian has been listening to blues since he was 6 years old. He got his start in blues when guitarist Mel Brown heard him playing at a jam and invited him to play. After a spell in university where he earned an MA in philosophy, he moved to Toronto and focused on music.

He released "The World You Live In" (Independent), and toured Cuba in 2002. His next CD "Songs of Vice and Sorrow" (Electro-Fi, 2005) was very well received and was nominated for a Juno. He followed that up by winning the 2009 Juno Award for Best Blues album, for his most recent release "Ramblin' Son" (Electro-Fi, 2008). He has been nominated for Maple Blues Awards for Songwriter of the Year, Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year, Acoustic Act of the Year and Recording of the Year for "Ramblin' Son".

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