On Friday, November 11, 2011, I attended Justin Utley's "Nothing This Real" album release party in NYC sponsored by Big Fuel, with my friend Patrick and fellow blogger Byrne Harrison of Stage Buzz! This was my first introduction to Justin and Thanks to Big Fuel, Justin has a new fan!
Justin's motto of "Be Who You Are" restulted from his own self discovery of his sexuality when he sent his own letter of "ex-communication" to the Mormon Church! This personal freedom has allowed him to show so many others that it's okay to be who you are and celebrate your uniqueness!
Justin's music honest, heartfelt, and most of all enjoyable! He primarily performed songs off his new album "Nothing This Real," but also performed some of his early hits as well. Some of the songs Justin sang were "Nothing This Real," "State of Lonliness," "Great Escape," and "Stand For Something" (which was nominated for 4 OutMusic Awards in 2010).
This evening of music, fun, and inspiration was celebrated by the standing room only crowd consisting of fans, friends, and industry professionals! Justin Utley is an artist to definitely discover, so purchase his album "Nothing This Real" and check him out at http://www.justinutley.com, Facebook, or Twitter!