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“j meridian nominated Best Female Vocalist in San Antonio Music Awards” – San Antonio Express News

“Power, beauty, and clarity are just some of the things that describe j Meridian’s voice. Her latest EP, ‘Even In The Clarity of Sunlight’ is a substance filled project that offers 11 well written songs. “Walk With Me (Oh My Love)” is a song about the type of love you experience when someone… – I Am Entertainment Magazine

“With a beautiful voice, great arrangements, and a full sound that will take you from the backroads to the beach, J. Meridian is something you don’t want to miss in austin! Moving and inspiring, this act is what the Austin music scene is all about.” Beale Street Tavern – Beale Street Tavern, 6th St., Austin, Texas

“J Meridian is a TX based band led by Julie Merwarth Leininger on lead vocals and guitar, with former Sixpence None The Richer bassist JJ Plasencio,playing lead guitar, cello& some duet vocals. Though a 5piece band with a full and polished sound, “Even In The Clarity Of Sunlight” is very much a singer-songwriter record, & it’s the words & soulful delivery of Leininger that allows it to stand out from the pack. Born in Florida & raised in Texas, Leininger is a country girl, a lover of nature and happiest of all when there’s sand between her toes. That’s all reflected in her music; when she’s singing her songs of love, good & bad, she leaves plenty of wide open space for contemplation, and the songs live and breathe. My personal favourites are “Once Upon A…” and “Million Miles”, but this isn’t an album where one should be picking and choosing individual tracks. Instead, get comfortable and enjoy all fifteen songs in one sitting. There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon.” Simon M. – Leicester Bangs

“J Meridian is an Austin based band with a singer songwriter Americana sound perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand. Large fan base with excellent musicianship from former Six Pence None the Richer bass player JJ Plasencio. Lead Vocalist Julie Merwarth Leininger will sooth you with her sweet and sexy vocals and thoughtful lyrics of love won and lost…. this is one you won’t want to miss!” Arts for the Earth – Music for the Earth

“J Meridian is a Texas based band led by Julie Merwarth Leininger on lead vocals. j meridian is a singer songwriter with a soulful heart… pouring her words over an infinite amount of stars against the black sky, soapboxes, butterflies and pockets full of sand… sounds like: moon shining magic, dreams taking flight and dancing on the river…. Though a five-piece band with a full and polished sound, “Even In The Clarity Of Sunlight” is very much a singer-songwriter record, and it’s the words and soulful delivery of Leininger that allows it to stand out from the pack. Born in Florida and raised in Texas, Leininger is a country girl, a lover of nature and happiest of all when there’s sand between her toes. That’s all reflected in her music; when she’s singing her songs of love, good and bad, she leaves plenty of wide open space for contemplation, and the songs live and breathe.” Shout Out Network – The Shout Out Network

“J Meridian is a singer songwriter with a soulful heart, pouring her words over an infinite amount of stars against the black sky, soapboxes, butterflies and pockets full of sand. Meridian was born in Florida, raised in Texas, but she is a beach girl through and through, she loves the sound of waves crashing and her feet playing in sand. She loves word and poetry, music and rhythm and she loves to sing from the depth of her heart. Meridian loves driving windy back country roads she has never seen. The views really inspire her. On a recent trip, she found the perfect road laden with fallen-down houses and barns and trees with sweet little creeks nestled in between. She loves nature, the beauty, the breeze on her face, music on and her thoughts drifting through the notes. She loves these little unknown roads where you never know what is just beyond that hill or around that bend…it could be magical.” Austin Talent Magazine

“J Meridian is a singer songwriter with a soulful heart, pouring her words over an infinite amount of stars against the black sky, soapboxes, butterflies and pockets full of sand. Meridian was born in Florida, raised in Texas, but she is a beach girl through and through, she loves the sound of waves crashing and her feet playing in sand. She loves word and poetry, music and rhythm and she loves to sing from the depth of her heart. Meridian loves driving windy back country roads she has never seen. The views really inspire her. On a recent trip, she found the perfect road laden with fallen-down houses and barns and trees with sweet little creeks nestled in between.She loves nature, the beauty, the breeze on her face, music on and her thoughts drifting through the notes. She loves these little unknown roads where you never know what is just beyond that hill or around that bend…it could be magical. ” San Antonio Talent Magazine