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Tullie Brae

   (Tuh-lee  Brae)


The soulful Blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her musical gift to Gospel music like so many great soul singers before her. Tullie's musical journey began singing in church where her Daddy was a preacher near the Louisiana cotton fields and wetlands of the Blues. The type of church where you could hear soul-shaking music seaping through the wall's pores. Early on, she assumed the role of choir director which led to touring professionally with Gospel groups.

While touring and performing, Tullie was introduced to the many sounds of different genres of music. Her Gospel roots naturally segued into the Blues where you can still hear and feel the hints of Soul along with her grit of Rock. Tullie is most comfortable on stage performing in her own unique style, sharing her heart & soul to each audience through her love of music.

Tullie's self-penned original material ranges from Delta Blues to Rock infused Contemporary Blues music that tells the stories of love, happiness, heartbreak, pain and life experiences. She has powerful vocals, impeccable stage presence and engages with her audience from the time she steps on stage until the last note is played. Her shows are pure energy, and at the same time, raw emotion. Tullie's love of people inspires and energizes her. While on tour she has headlined several Blues festivals as well as shared the stage with B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Raitt, Tab Benoit, Jimmy Thackery, Coco Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Jimbo Mathus, Carolyn Wonderland, Cedric Burnside, Samantha Fish, Leo Bud Welch, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Henry "Gip" Gipson, Big George Brock among many other talented artists.

  •   Blues-E-News Magazine awarded Tullie with the honor of being named among the "Top 25 Women in Music".
  •  NPR Host, Tom Wilmer... "The multi-talented Ms. Brae embodies the best of the generation of young Blues artists. You'll hear tinges of Ruthie Foster, Howlin' Wolf and Janis Joplin - all deftly melded with cutting edge, risk taking, powerful sounds - uniquely her own. I first heard Tullie at the King Biscuit Festival in Helena, AR and now I can hardly wait for a reprise encounter with the divine Ms. Brae's music."
  •  "This Tullie Brae comes from Louisiana; and it appears the Blues don't just run through her blood but are fixed tightly, deep in her DNA."  The Rockin' Magpie
  •  "Moving from the cotton fields and into domestic violence and other #itstime subjects, there are no cliches within earshot. Honing her chops in Louisiana churches, it sounds like they really do have hell hounds on their tails down there."  Midwest Record
  • "Steeped in church & gospel music in her home state of  Louisiana, combined with her multi-instrumental skills, Brae is not faking a thing; she knows the Blues...   ...Brae is revealing her stance as an independent confident, woman immediately and it sets the stage for what follows. She is a dynamic force." ​Jim Hynes: Making A Scene