10 Questions With Julia Lage

The Brazilian low-ender fills us in on her dream gig, the best bass advice she’s been given, her most embarrassing stage moment, and more

10 Questions With Julia Lage

The Brazilian low-ender fills us in on her dream gig, the best bass advice she’s been given, her most embarrassing stage moment, and more

Photo by Larry DiMarzioBorn and raised in Brazil, Julia Lage followed her musical calling and picked up the bass at age 13. By 17, she was a full-time member of the Latin Grammy-nominated band Barra Da Saia, who toured arenas of the world for well over a decade. With her talent and playing flourishing, she moved to Los Angeles, where she went on to perform and record with artists such as Pat Travers, Elliot Easton (the Cars), Adam Lambert (Queen), and Alejandra Gusmán, as well as performing alongside Janelle Monáe on American Idol. As a songwriter, she began getting her songs placed in movies and television shows, adding to her already in-demand schedule.     Nowadays, she’s a member of the platinum-selling rock band Vixen, and her own band Sister Knot, in addition to holding down the bottom in Smith/Kotzen, a rock–blues band formed by Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Julia’s husband, Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs. Currently, she’s putting the final touches on her
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