Sunday Songwriter Spotlight with the Snarky Sisterz! We are Diana Quinn and Lisa Ann Wright- we are a DC-area duo with a lotta experience between us in many different bands...so who ELSE to watch everyone work while we sit in our PJs?
Jillian Matundan is an award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter living in Northern Virginia. Her music and style is a blend of her favorite acoustic, rock, indie, and folk influences and inspirations.
Born and raised in New York State, she fell in love with was classical music when she began taking violin lessons at the age of three. Jillian trained on piano, flute, and even sitar-but is self-taught on all the other instruments she plays (guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, string bass, and a host of other random instruments). She took a fifteen-year hiatus from writing and performing music to pursue her career in the labor movement when she re-discovered her musical muse in August of 2018.
Encouraged by friends and fellow songwriters, Jillian began playing solo at local open mics in January 2019, sharing songs she had only started writing a few months before and has been on a tear ever since, winning five Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Awards, Silver in the first-ever Songwriters of Washington COVIDeo contest, and becoming Vienna Idol Runner-up in 2019. She releasted her debut EP, "Hangin' On" in June 2020 and plans to release more and begin work on a full-length album in 2021.