Canadian multi-instrumentalist Judie Fader

Canadian musician Julie Fader plays the guitar, flute, melodica and–get this–the Wurlitzer. She is a solo artist. Question of the day: Is it typical for female musicians to become a solo artists, as it is difficult to find musical collaborators?

Julie’s music may be found at or

It’s typical folksy, indie girly-girl music. No stereotypes broken here–not that they need to be. This is just an observation.

Here’s an article from CBC radio’s web site.  (She’s from Canada, remember?)

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biographical info

Julie Fader is a singer/songwriter who welcomes the chance to comfort you. She will tell it like it is, plainly but not painlessly. Everything will be ok. Her reassurance comes by way of example, for the beauty found in her music has come at a cost. This long awaited solo effort from one of Canada’s most dedicated musicians plays like an audio journal. Love on the verge of being lost, the blessing and curse of the information age, and the struggles associated with loneliness all demonstrate the pain that is sometimes necessary in finding solace.

OUTSIDE IN is a sonically gorgeous, multi-layered record full of warms textures and heartfelt sentiment. Julie Fader is here to tell you first hand that you are not alone. While not on tour or exhibiting as a visual artist, she used the downtime to record her own songs, enlisting the help of some of her talented friends. Chad VanGaalen, Tony Dekker, Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck), Sarah Harmer, and Justin Rutledge all contributed vocals. Pete Hall (A Northern Chorus) played drums, guitar and lap steel. Erik Arnesen (Great Lake Swimmers) played banjo. Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour) played pedal steel, Erin Aurich played violin, Jason Baird (Feist) played bass. Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Daniel Romano (Attack In Black) played drums. OUTSIDE IN was recorded and produced by Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck (who provided much of the albums instrumentation) in Fader’s home, various Toronto locations, and at Barn Window Studio in Caistor Centre, Ontario.

“Julie Fader is probably best known as back-up singer to the indie stars… but it’s that golden voice of hers that really elevates whomever she’s playing with.” (CBCRadio3)

A multi-instrumentalist, she plays guitar, wurlitzer, flute and melodica.

Albums featuring Julie Fader

Sarah Harmer – I’m a Mountain
Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Attack in Black – Years (By 1000 Fingertips)
Baby Eagle/Attack in Black split
SunBear – Sun Streaming In
Cuff the Duke – Way Down Here
Blue Rodeo – The Things We Left Behind
Evening Hymns – Spirit Guides
Justin Rutledge – Early Widows
SunBear – Moonbath
Sarah Harmer – Oh Little Fire
Jon McKiel – Tonka War Cloud


neil young
joni mitchell
chad Van Gaalen
sarah harmer
great lake swimmers
martin tielli
justin rutledge
holy f
blue rodeo
blonde redhead
brian borcherdt
robert wyatt
daniel lanois

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