Dropping Julia is a pop-rock band in Charlottesville, Virginia, formed around the original songs of front-woman Emily Kresky. Hailing from Northern NJ, Emily began writing songs and picked up the guitar at age 19, which she carried all over the U.S. and across the pond, cutting her teeth in pubs, bars, restaurants and street performances.
With the addition of bassist Niko Cvetanovich and drummer Sean Bracken, her songs took on a new personality. With lively elements of rockabilly, 90’s-inspired pop, rock, funk and R&B layered over songs rooted in folk, Dropping Julia participates in the lush tapestry of American Roots music adding their own eclectic spin that is both uniquely modern and longingly retro. Their compelling performances, infused with authenticity and soul, richly combine a steadfast rhythm section, dynamic transitions and rhythms and entertaining camaraderie. With hauntingly alluring lyrics reminiscent of a dimly lit barroom, and whimsical yet sultry vocals, Dropping Julia sparkles with Jersey sass and Virginia charm.
In only one year together the band has recorded and released their debut full length album, “Wake Up”, while tirelessly traveling the east coast, charming audiences in their hometown and beyond on stages including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, NorFOLK Festival, TomTom Founders Festival, and RVA Music Hall. Radiating with dedicated musicianship and genuine friendship, Dropping Julia’s onstage chemistry has a magnetic effect, drawing fans and newcomers alike to join in on the the celebration.
Members include Emily Julia Kresky (guitar, vocals), Niko Cvetanovich (bass) and Sean Bracken (drums). Part time members include Alex Bragg (guitar) and Jonathan Lingerfelt (fiddle).