Boston Roots and Cowboy Girl Boots. All the way from Nashville to Memphis, and beyond, Dream Girl is the evolution of Juliet Simmons Dinallo’s singing, songwriting, and journey that began with 2013’s No Regrets album on Tree-O-Records.
Dream Girl, produced by Michael Dinallo and Ducky Carlisle, The Tremolo Twins, is an amalgam of Nashville and Memphis. Dusty in Memphis, I Am Shelby Lynne, Stax/Volt, classic Nashville sides, From Elvis in Memphis along with soulful group singing. Juliet enlisted two other tremendous vocalists from Boston, Amber Casares and Anita Suhanin, to sing with her. The blend is reminiscent of the Staple Singers at times (“Until I Go”) or the Trio album (“Moonshine and Sweet Tea”) with Dolly, Emmylou, and Linda. Tim Carter (who is a direct link to The Carter Family) recorded the mandolin, fiddle, and banjo at his studio in Goodlettsville TN. The majority of the songs were solely by Juliet a few exceptions.
KJ and Angela have been a fixture in the Southwestern Ohio music scene. KJ is a multiple Cammy Award winner as an instrumentalist and Angela is the reigning champ of the Cincinnati Blues Challenge as a vocalist. KJ, with his incomparable playing ability and his roots in Country and Rock & Roll and Angela with those amazing pipes, sings Blues, Pop, Country and Rock, have come together to bring new magic to their audiences. They met at a songwriter night hosted by KJ in the summer of 2015 and knew right away that they could do something special together. Strum n’ Honey combines their exceptional talents and together they are exploring all of the possibilities of new music, original music, and fan favorites.