Joshua James live – November 11, 2009
Joshua James has been writing and singing songs for only six short years, but the 25-year-old heartland poet has the perspective of a wise, old soul. Possessing a whispery and intimate vocal style that works its way into the ear peacefully and directly, Joshua James is pitched midway between seminal influences like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. On his second album, Build Me This, James expands his musical palette to foreboding doom-laden hard rock. His music progresses from folkish harmonies, to country twang, world beats and southern home rock while further exploring themes of spiritual searching.