A songwriter since very early childhood, Julia Sage plays Chilean Folk, blues, and Americana. She performs bilingual songs as a solo artist, as part of Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue, and with her band the Bad Hombres. The Hombres have included Drew Douglas (Grampadrew), Matthew Strachota (Trailduster, Bartenders Bible), Chad Pittman (River City), Tom Peart, Clayton Payne, and Natasha Cruz. Their debut album was recorded in 2018 and released the following year.
In 2019, Sage was nominated Best New Artist by the San Diego Music Awards. Her album Midnight Songs in the Time Of Corona Volume 1 dropped in February 2021.
Her 2022 album Desnuda was recorded locally at Chaos Recorders with Christopher Hoffee, who plays percussion on the title track. The Bad Hombres on the record include bassist Chad Pittman, drummer Clayton Payne, and percussionist Natasha Cruz, as well as Drew Douglas aka Grampadrew (bouzouki, musical saw, background vocals) and Matthew Strachota (banjo, keys, guitar, background vocals). Guest musicians include Tom Peart (drums on “Ahuevonao” and “Wondrous Woman”) and John Meeks (horns on “I Shouldn’t Stay”).
A solo single for "The Fall" debuted in late 2022. "I wrote this song as a visualization of new soulmates finding each other through music notes traveling through the air and connecting them to each other," says Sage of the single, which features guests Rachel Riba on djembe and Chad Pittman on bass. A second single dropped called "Sweet Rain." "This song was inspired by the renewing power of rain, the power to take away the heaviness in someone’s world and cleansing the stains left behind by all kinds of suffering." The track features guest violinist Jamie Shadowlight.