An artist with a distinct gift for the craft of songwriting, Julianne Sutton is a captivating performer who sings from the heart. She has the ability to deliver with diverse intensity, powerful one moment and intimate the next. Julianne has spent years honing her songwriting and vocal skills, and studied under premiere vocal coach Don Lawrence. Julianne plays out as an acoustic duo with brother-in-law Christopher DeMaria, a musical visionary who goes in new directions that seem to please all who hear how much he does on one acoustic guitar. The duo is best described as acoustically based and soulful, with a strong storytelling element to the lyrics. The music, a mixture of pop, folk, rock, blues, and country is genuine and distinctive, often compared to the Indigo Girls, Jewel and Shawn Colvin. The act has written over 200 songs together and has performed at such notable venues as The PNC Arts Center, The Bitter End, The Saint, The Crossroads, The Bluebird Café and The Broken Spoke. Julianne and Chris have been featured artists on WBAI in New York and WRSU in New Jersey. Additionally, this duo has received numerous songwriting awards from organizations such as Billboard Music, Unisong International, and the Canadian Country Music Association, including the prestigious selection as a New Folk Showcase artist in the New Jersey Folk Festival. Julianne and Chris were also selected as one of the top 20 songwriters in the Tri-State area to study the craft with Barbara Cloyd and receive feedback from top Nashville Publishers. Additionally, Broadland International artists Girls Nite Out recently recorded their song 'One Fine Day.' They have also written and produced music for the off-Broadway production of "Amarelo." Julianne and Chris are currently gearing up to tour with their upcoming 3rd CD, after taking some time off to write more and each add a son to their respective families.