By Pamela Mendoza
JULIANNE TARROJA. In the region, the name is synonymous with the words gifted, inspiring, talented, beautiful, and amazing. A singer-songwriter whose music has already touched the lives of countless, bringing together people of different faiths and even different music, becoming a safe zone for artists and appreciators alike.
Her guitar playing is matched only by her singing and both are well above the rest. A classically-trained pianist, Julianne took that school of music and transferred it into guitar playing, making her style as unique as it is jaw dropping and flawless. She’s regarded as one of the best guitar players in the country and not going unnoticed, she is now an endorser of Maestro guitars, a brand from Singapore.
Of course, she'd be the type to just shrug it all off and disagree. That's what makes her cool. Hers is the area of humility and grace. Her music speaks and sings of higher meaning, better reasons, and the kind of positive messaging that our world and our time sorely needs. Hers is the locality of safety, of faith, of belief in a bigger purpose, a larger scheme. And it's infectious, mind you. Watching her play and listening to what she sings about really gets to you at her gigs, leaving you swaying along to the melodies or nodding your head to the groove.
She released her debut album “Grateful” a few years back and is currently recording her second album with plans to release it this year. I’ve had the privilege of listening to some of the tracks off of the second record and I can honestly say that I’m more than excited for it to be shared to the rest of the world. The guitar playing is phenomenal as always but it’s the songwriting this time around that’ll get you.
A more mature, wiser, more patient Julianne can be heard in the tunes and it’s a sobering thought that someone so good got better.
Julianne has very recently played around the Southeast Asian region and continues to do so, captivating and blessing the international audience with her gifts. She's also busy and back in the studio, recording a much-anticipated brand new release. To follow what Julianne is up to and to keep up to date with all that she’s doing, check out thisisjulianne.net