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Music Memory from Julieann Banks

Julieann Banks, singer-songwriter from Shreveport, with her friend Patterson Barrett at Renzi Center

Julieann Banks, singer-songwriter from Shreveport, with her friend Patterson Barrett at Renzi Center

Julieann Banks is an Americana artists from Shreveport, Louisiana. A wonderful singer-songwriter with a big soulful voice, Julieann has been playing music most of her life, and has performed extensively in the Austin, Texas area as well as Louisiana.

Julieann had a childhood rich with musical and cultural experiences. Her parents were supportive of the arts and frequently took her along to symphonies, operas, and classical piano recitals. The famous Shreveport-born pianist Van Cliburn and opera star Beverly Sills were even guests at their home. But it was a live musical performance of Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice) that truly captivated Julieann’s soul:

“The hair on my arms and my neck was just standing on end, and it was just like the whole room was full of electricity. And I knew that nothing was going to stop me or get in my way, that that was exactly what I would be doing…. I knew that I wasn’t ever going to be the same.”

Learn more about Julieann’s music at http://julieannbanks.com/

Thank you, Julieann, for sharing this powerful music memory from your childhood with Confetti Park!

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