Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Juliet McConkey
Raised in central Virginia, deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Juliet McConkey has always possessed a deep understanding of nature and interpersonal relationships that only comes from a rural upbringing. That is articulated sincerely and thoughtfully in her songwriting.
Since relocating to Texas in the summer of 2018…she has entered the regional scene with nothing short of a meteoric ascent. She was the winner of the Blue Light Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2018 (which took place at the legendary venue in Lubbock, Texas). This has garnered high praise and respect from her fellow musicians in the Texas music scene.
Since then…she has cut her teeth performing weekly residencies at storied Texas institutions such as Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos and Riley’s Tavern in New Braunfels. In her short time as a Texas resident she has even made enough of a splash to open shows for legendary musicians such as LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Willis.
With a voice as singular as they come as the impermeable vessel…her songs are a deep inhale in a world in need of a breath of fresh air. From empathetic tales of hometown acquaintances gone astray, songs of unrelenting trust (or lack thereof), to comedic relief in the form of courtship based off of towing capacity…Juliet’s music is human to the core and will leave you in a better place than you were before you found it.