A consummate musician of over twenty years, Julian Lambertson has performed as well as taught students and workshops all over the United States and Western Europe throughout his musical career. On St. Patrick's Day of 2013 Julian's playing was featured on the national television station QVC, appearing with the band Claddagh Ceol. He also has extensive experience in musical composition, song & tune arrangement, music production, and studio music recording. His primary instruments are the fiddle/violin and electric bass guitar. He currently performs with Lift Irish Band alongside musical virtuoso's Justin Murphy and Lamont Goff.
Julian’s musical style on fiddle/violin is firmly grounded in the traditional music of Ireland with the foundation of his skill built off of a disciplined classical background. It also fuses elements of Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Old Time, Eastern European, Greek, Jazz, Country, Cape Breton, Scottish, English, and Breton music, all of which have influenced his playing over the years.
Julian Lambertson began his musical odyssey studying classical music with his primary instructor being multi-award winning violinist Alvaro Gomez. As his first introduction to fiddle music, he learned the old time fiddle style by listening to and playing with various contra dance bands in central Florida. This opened the doors to a whole new world of music and Julian quickly fell in love with the traditions of Ireland, once again through exposure to dance bands. Since then he has studied with many of the greatest fiddle players of this time including Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Brian Conway, Jerry Holland, Randal Bays, Mike Dugger, Laura Risk, Elke Baker, Iain Fraser, and Dale Russ. To learn the blues, Julian honed his chops under the guidance of spectacular jazz/blues artist, Thom Chambers, in addition to sitting in on countless jam sessions. His rock n' roll style is entirely self-taught from spending years playing with rock and progressive metal bands.
Julian has been involved in a number of studio recording projects over the past decade, including composing and producing his own full-length instrumental album. His most recent project was completed with Lift Irish Band (album Self Titled) in February of 2016.
Previous bands: Kelly (Contemporary Irish/Traditional Irish/Scottish/English/Balkan music), Austin Lucas (Country music), Oisre (Contemporary Irish/Traditional Irish/Breton music), The Frankies (Original/Classic Rock music), Glen Road (Traditional Irish music), Julian Lambertson & Zac Leger Duo (Contemporary Irish/Traditional Irish music), Guile (Progressive Metal).