Julia was born in Austin, Texas. She currently sings with The Original Bells of Joy. In 2011, she started a band so that she could pursue her love of music and performing. The band won the Austin Blues Society portion of the International Blues Challenge and traveled to Memphis to compete with bands from all over the world. They made the semi-finals and are now focusing on writing original material and performing around Texas. They play a mixture of Blues, Gospel and R&B.