I’m going to start with a story. In addition to not being a big partier, I was very sick this week, and a good night’s rest was necessary. I was woken up after a very short hour of sleep by dubstep pounding through my floor. What the fuck.
They didn’t quiet down. I turned on Last Call with Carson Daily (unaware of it’s existence previous to this encounter) while I waited for 4am to bring silence. The show turned out to be pretty good, and I was really happy to be exposed to Joshua James for the first time.
James is often compared to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joe Purdy, Bright Eyes or Ray LaMontagne. I love all of those men, and I recommend giving Joshua a listen. “Queen of the City” is my favorite song so far, and is very catchy. I love folk music and James fits right into my realm.
On January 8, 2013, this was posted to James’s website, “Joshua’s video for “Queen of the City” was chosen to compete with 4 other videos for an installment of MTV-U’s “The Freshmen” on the network over the Holidays. From what MTV said, the “Queen of the City” dominated the competition with over 30,000 votes. Not too shabby.
Take a listen and check this artist out.