You would never guess that Juliana Logan is just 18 years old. The Davenport native sings with a confidence and maturity that musicians many years older wish they possessed. I’m not kidding. When I first listened to this band I thought it was a seasoned crew of road-tested musicians. Instead, it’s a bunch of teenage luminaries.
What kind of music is the youthful Logan making, you ask? Probably run-of-the-mill teen angst-induced garage rock, right? Wrong. So wrong. Logan is making quality music that’s a fusion of soul, blues, folk, rock and roots. Logan has even received the Central Iowa Blues Society’s stamp of approval and was selected by them to represent the state and perform at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis for the last two years. Soon, she’ll have your approval too with a special solo performance at Little BIG Fest.
By Cady Colosimo
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Little BIG Fest is organized by the nonprofit Greater Des Moines Music Coalition. Little BIG Fest 2017 is made possible with generous support from Meredith Inc., Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Bankers Trust, Iowa Taproom, Peace Tree Brewing Co., Iowa Beverage Systems, Yelp DSM, Malo, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Saturday Mfg., Vital Signs Display Graphics, VolunteerLocal, and Des Moines Social Club.
Little BIG Fest is an annual festival featuring roots, country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and soul music. The goal of Little BIG Fest 2017 is to showcase female-identified and non-binary musicians successful in the music industry and to spark the imagination of talented performers of all ages in Des Moines. Little BIG Fest’s vision is to grow the number of women and non-binary artists playing music in Iowa and for the music industry to embrace a wider variety of musicians as festival headliners.