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 and her Mom was a vocalist and musician . Tullie grew up near the Louisiana cotton fields and wetlands of the Blues, cutting her teeth in a type of church where you could hear soul-shaking music seeping through the walls before you entered the doors. Early on she began writing original material while also learning to play various instruments, she also assumed the role of choir director which led to recording and touring professionally, singing harmony and lead 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 grittiness 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 is signed to Endless Blues Records where you can find her latest self-penned album. Tullie is also endorsed by Hammond, touring with her favorite instrument which is the lightweight and slim SK1 Hammond. Her shows and 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 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.
"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."
NPR Host Tom Wilmer
Blues-E-News Magazine awarded Tullie with the honor of being named among the "Top 25 Women in Music".
What sort of musician is Tullie Brae, really?
The answer is an exciting and powerful one. She plays the Hammond organ and guitar, bangs drums and sings with verve and confidence in a voice perfectly suited to blues and roots music.
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* "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."
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"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."
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"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