Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, but now calling Philadelphia her home, singer-songwriter Julia Levitina is bringing a global perspective to her unique brand of Americana. Subtly blending in Russian and French folk influences from her youth, Julia’s newly released debut EP, Take Your Time Loving Me, is a snapshot of an artist who has literally and figuratively crossed oceans and seas to pursue her dreams. Julia’s songs are upbeat, thoughtful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek musings about what it takes to live life to the fullest and find courage to to that.
Already an established sculptor, Julia sees her musical adventure as part of a continuum, where one art form flows seamlessly into another at the hands of an artist who has something significant to say.
Julia’s musical influences include chanson française, i.e. Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Cabrel, and great Russian bards, such as Vladimir Vysotsky. They find an unexpected home alongside her current favorites, like Josh Ritter.
Julia has played the Tin Angel, World Café Live, the Grape Room, Bourbon & Branch and the Random Tea Room in Philadelphia; Saxbys and Evermore Coffee Roasters in New Jersey; Burlap & Bean in Newtown Square and Chesapeake Art Center in Baltimore, among others.