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“So far, this year has produced a lot of really intriguing, if not outsider-influenced, breakthroughs from artists in the underground, and for some of the best treasures I’ve heard thus far, look no further than this smashing LP.” – Daily Pop News

Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s (SINGLE) “I Loved You So”

In “Blind Beulah,” the gentle strum of an acoustic guitar finds the perfect punctuation mark to its melodic statements in the form of a mild country twang. This same twang is presented to us in a contrary state later on in “Frame it on the Wall,” this time shaped for the purposes of a folky rhythm and blue hued-vocals even more emotive than the lyrics they convey are.

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An exuberant bounce frames a gritty vocal from Dean Mueller in “Turn the Key” where regal soul grooves find a place for Julie Amici to serenade us with her bittersweet voice in “I Wanted You.” “Faces in Things” swings with a bright country tempo, and although it couldn’t be anymore contrasting – at least in terms of cosmetics – with the stinging “Sardines and Saltines,” the two sit together on the tracklist of Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So rather perfectly. The Portland-formed duo of Amici & Mueller deliver some of the best sounds in eclectic indie folk and Americana this April in I Loved You So, and you needn’t give songs like “Read Through Tears” “Flannel Shirt” or “Hot in the City” much more than a casual listen to appreciate the skillsets they each bring to the show.

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“Daddy” and the title track sport some very folk-inspired tonality, but I think that what makes up their compositional foundation is a lot more difficult to classify using standard genre terminology than the origins of the songs’ individual components are. There’s a sense of diversity that follows every aesthetical marriage in I Loved You So; from “Faces in Things” to “Hot in the City,” there’s rarely an instance where Julie Amici & Dean Mueller are playing to the parameters of a traditional model, but in every track on the record, they make a point to utilize every element in the music as a means of getting an underlying narrative across to us (which, in my opinion, is steeped entirely in Americana).

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When I sat down with the LP for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder how “Turn the Key” and “Frame it on the Wall” would play out in a live setting, mostly because of how versatile a framework each of these two tracks sports. Amici & Mueller could present them to us as they did here, or, inspired by the energy of the crowd, easily adapt them into extended jams bred from the same creative stock as the other songs on this album were – only slightly more experimental.

I wasn’t familiar with the professional partnership of Julie Amici & Dean Mueller before getting ahold of a pre-release copy of their forthcoming record, but after getting hooked on the contents of I Loved You So, I am definitely planning on keeping an eye on their output through the 2020s. So far, this year has produced a lot of really intriguing, if not outsider-influenced, breakthroughs from artists in the underground, and for some of the best treasures I’ve heard thus far, look no further than this smashing LP.

Jodi Marxbury

“Spring is now in full-swing, and from where I sit, I do believe you’d be hard-pressed to find another alternative-style Americana album quite as enthralling as Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So is before the start of the summer season. This pair of eclectic folk musicians are definitely pushing the boundaries as much as they can in this record, and if they can find a way to continue their sonic experimentations without alienating fans of a more streamlined sound, I think they’ll have a good chance at breaking through to the mainstream early on in their career as a duo.” – GT, Hollywood Digest

 

Folk duo Julie Amici & Dean Mueller release heartfelt LP

 

Here is a quote from a review in Vents Magazine

“Fans of the emerging new wave of Americana can’t go wrong with Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So this spring, and unless their competitors in the underground can muster up something solid between now and December 31st, I think this LP will remain the top contender for best eclectic/folk record of the 2020s so far.”

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CD REVIEW: I Loved You So by Julie Amici & Dean Mueller

They are rolling in and we are going to share one review per day this week! Here is one that clearly accepts the diversity within I Loved You So.

“You don’t have to be the biggest Americana fan on earth to fall in love with the harmonies contained in the eleven songs on Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So, but for those who can appreciate this genre for all of its classically endearing brilliance, it’s an album that belongs on your shelf this coming April without question” – Too Much Love

The full review is available here:

I Loved You So from Julie Amici & Dean Mueller

The reviews are rolling in.

“Both lyrically and instrumentally, Julie Amici & Dean Mueller turn in an Americana offering for the ages in I Loved You So, and while it’s not the only alternative LP you should be listening to this April, it’s an emotional effort that fans of this genre should be regarding as a top notch release at any rate.” – MM, IndiePulseMusic

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Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s new album “I Loved You So”

 

 

What do people say bout you?

This question is good to ponder honestly every now and then.

The answer helps us evaluate ourselves, the lives we truly want to lead, and the impact we have on the lives of others.When you are an artist this takes on unique significance as we impact people’s emotions and lives every time we perform. This impact digs deeper when you write your own songs… record them… produce them… and then finally… send them out into the world to live forever. These songs are art, they represent who we are, where we’ve been, and capture an essence of what it is like to be alive now. Music is our legacy. We are the songs that we write, and they are us.

As musicians and songwriters, our dynamic musical tastes make it neither fair nor easy to put us in a box. While this complicates things from a marketing perspective, we view it as a strength, especially now.

Our new album represents this dynamic-ism, and as the various reviews roll in it’s clear to see others also view this as a strength. It really strikes us how everyone seems to view this record, and us, as different. This is just the beginning, but so far we like what we are hearing. In a time where we cannot perform and receive the “energy feedback” from an audience, we rely on the kind words of others for feedback.

We have a few quotes listed below along with links to the full reviews. We hope you have a chance to check these out, and feel free to leave your comments in the blog below, we would love to hear from you.

Our thanks again to everyone who helped make this possible, particularly the artists who recorded with us: Alan Hager, Thad Beckman, Chris Carlson, Mike Gamble, Dave Fleschner, and Alan Jones. Your contributions to this record and our lives is immeasurable. And thank you to you, our fans, without your love and encouragement, we wouldn’t exist and neither would the music.

Peace, Julie & Dean

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“Fans of the emerging new wave of Americana can’t go wrong with Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So this spring, and unless their competitors in the underground can muster up something solid between now and December 31st, I think this LP will remain the top contender for best eclectic/folk record of the 2020s so far.”VentsMagazine
“Both lyrically and instrumentally, Julie Amici & Dean Mueller turn in an Americana offering for the ages in I Loved You So, and while it’s not the only alternative LP you should be listening to this April, it’s an emotional effort that fans of this genre should be regarding as a top notch release at any rate.”IndiePulseMusic

“You don’t have to be the biggest Americana fan on earth to fall in love with the harmonies contained in the eleven songs on Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So, but for those who can appreciate this genre for all of its classically endearing brilliance, it’s an album that belongs on your shelf this coming April without question. Amici & Mueller don’t hold anything back from us in this record, and I’m truly hoping this won’t be the only occasion on which they share a studio together.”
TooMuchLoveMagazine

Links to Full Reviews:  VentsMagazineIndiePulseMusicTooMuchLoveMagazine

For a limited time we are giving away the latest single from our most recent album. Just enter your name and email address in the right hand side of this site and you will be immediately sent the download link to the free tracks.

So enter your name and email address now, and enjoy the ride, we have some stories to tell you!

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“Americana in the old-school sense – sincere stories of family, life, and love reminiscent of a bygone era in songwriting”

…and now you can download our latest single for free!

Listen to what others are saying about “I Loved You So…”

“Fans of the emerging new wave of Americana can’t go wrong with Julie Amici & Dean Mueller’s I Loved You So …,  I think this LP will remain the top contender for best eclectic/folk record of the 2020s so far.” – VentsMagazine

“Nestled comfortably in the soles of old-school Americana, the kind of music that they create transports listeners into home-sewn stories of family, life, and love….” – For Folks Sake

“Julie has one of those voices that draws you into the music immediately… ideally matching the atmosphere behind her songwriting and vocal talents” – Cascade Blues Notes

“… a simmering stew of country, folk and blues to make for a rich Americana mix.” – Americana UK

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Julie Amici & Dean Mueller make Americana in the old-school sense. Their new LP I Loved You So is a thick, low-simmering stew of country, folk and blues peppered with subtle hints of jazz and gospel. Several singles have already been released and the record is due to release on May 1st.

Julie and Dean have garnered awards and established an admirable reputation for their talents as top performers and show promoters in the Northwest. In the last two years they have shifted much of their focus to songwriting and performance of their own original material.

The songs that they are creating harken back to a classic era of American folk songwriting. With an emphasis on classic storytelling with fair, honest, and realistic characters that are interesting and express universal themes of life in the past and the present.

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“Julie and Dean are a source of inspiration. They are creating music that is relevant to themselves and relevant to people that can identify with them. We are very pleased with the production of this record, but in the end, their stories are what this record is all about.” – Alan Jones, producer

“I have been performing music most of my life and I finally realized I have the capability to write songs that matter to people. Stories have been hold up in my mind for a long time, and like Bob Dylan said “I figured I could send a truck back for it later”. Well, I’m backing the truck up now, it’s time to make a bigger impact on the world.” – Dean Mueller

“I write songs about truth… digging beneath the surface to reveal an empathy we all feel when the clear reflection of someone else matches our own. It could be a love, a struggle, a solitude.” – Julie Amici

For a limited time we are giving away the latest single from our most recent album. Just enter your name and email address in the right hand side of this site and you will be immediately sent the download link to the free tracks.

So enter your name and email address now, and enjoy the ride, we have some stories to tell you!

Cheers, Julie & Dean

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A Message from Dean Mueller

Hello Friends, Family, and Fans,

I have a song/video that I’d like to share with you!

I wrote this song for my son a couple years ago and the message is very timely and relevant to many of us these days. We really miss you, performing with each other, and being with the ones we love. This song is about keeping the faith until the storm passes. Please have a listen to and I hope it is meaningful to you.

 

– love to you all, peace,  Dean

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“Julie and Dean are a source of inspiration. They are creating music that is relevant to themselves and relevant to people that can identify with them. We are very pleased with the production of this record, but in the end, their stories are what this record is all about.”– Alan Jones, producer

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Lyrics:

Cast my fate into the wind
Life’s river running by
You don’t need me to tell you now
What’s right before your eyes

Can you see the rocky road
We travel day to day
It ain’t on you to understand
But it ain’t right not to say

Don’t drift away oh…oh.. oh
Don’t drift away
Heaven only knows, I”l be back here to stay
Don’t drift away oh…oh.. oh
Don’t drift away
I need you more tomorrow
Than I did just yesterday
Don’t drift away

The time has come to hit the road
My memories by my side
When the storm is clear I’ll be right back
Oh please oh don’t you cry

Can you see I love you so
You feel it now I pray
I don’t talk much to Jesus
But I asked for help today

CHORUS Don’t Drift Away….

With the darkness cast aside
Like demons swept away
The lights about to shine on us
Like a sunny holidayCan you see I’m comin’ home
To life better than before
Save that place reserved for me
I’ll be knockin’ on the door

CHORUS Don’t Drift Away….

Glide is proud to premiere “Flannel Shirt” (below) a radiant and cozy track for these quarantined times, that strums with Cowboy Junkies’ alt country-folk- Americana musicianship and languid guitars. This duo places melody and delicate soundscapes into a fully realized song effort. The theme of “Flannel Shirt” serves as a metaphor for rejuvenation when the storm ends, something we can all obviously relate to, as Amici explains below the song player…

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SONG PREMIERE: Julie Amici & Dean Mueller Decorate “Flannel Shirt” With Cozy & Jazzy Americana