San Diego based SouthAmericana™ Music

Chilean Songwriter and Performer

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could describe Julia Sage's music more perfectly. An inspirational artist, Julia has earned her reputation as a talented singer/songwriter and skillful performer. Through energizing live gigs and recordings, Sage continues to gain fans around the world with her distinct voice, musical style and honest, raw writing. Explore the site, listen to some of her music and learn more about the artist below.



A songwriter since very early childhood, Julia Sage presently lives and plays in the greater San Diego area, where she performs both as a solo artist, as a duo with her bandmate Matthew Strachota, and with her full band, "Julia Sage and The Bad Hombres," an eclectic ensemble of musicians, guest musicians, and some unusual instruments thrown in the mix.  
You can also occasionally catch Julia's performance during "Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue" at The WhistleStop Bar in South Park, SD.

The "Bad Hombres" include: multi instrumentalist Matthew Strachota (of Trailduster and Bartenders Bible) on keys/banjo/guitar and background vocals, Natasha Cruz on percussion, Drew Douglas (Grampadrew) on bouzouki, saw and background vocals, Chad Pittman (of River City) on bass, and Clayton Payne on drums. 

With her soulful vocals, witty and heartfelt bilingual (sometimes trilingual) songwriting as well as her cheeky stage personality, Julia will draw you in and keep you entertained during the entirety of the performance.

If you are ready to let your ears explore some Chilean Folk/Blues SouthAmericana™, make sure to check out one of their shows around town, or stream and buy her music on any online streaming services (direct links available on the Discography page of this site).

Nominated for Best New Artist by the San Diego Music Awards, 2019.

Nominated for Best Folk Song by the San Diego Music Awards 2021, for her solo album "Midnight Songs in the Time of Corona Vol.1".

Nominated for Best Pop Song by the San Diego Music Awards 2022, for the single "I Shouldn't Stay" from the new album "Desnuda".

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Want to learn more about Julia Sage, her music, and her band's performance dates? Follow @thejuliasage on Instagram and do not hesitate to get in touch to book the band at your venue.

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