Julay Brooks is a West Marin native who has been playing and teaching music in the East Bay for over a decade. Julay is currently guitarist and vocalist with the Disciples of Markos, a ρεμπέτικο band. She is the newest member of all-original Americana band Old Belle, adding clawhammer banjo, lead & rhythm guitar, and harmony vocals. Julay can also sometimes be seen sitting in on mandolin or guitar with the Whiskey Brothers, a (mostly) bluegrass band, on a first or third Wednesday at the Albatross Pub in Berkeley, and in various places with the (mostly) old-time group Bearcat Stringband. Julay teaches piano, guitar, mandolin, and ukelele to students in Oakland and Berkeley.