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Joshua James – “Esperanza” single/video released!

June 17, 2014

You may now venture out into the wilds of the web and view/purchase/steal Joshua’s tribute to Kerouac’s “Tristessa”.

BUY IT HERE
VIEW THE VIDEO HERE 

Here is a love affair song.
One for the faithful and the fallen.
“La guitarra se cantará”

Si te me vas Esperanza
No regreses a mi!
Si te me vas Esperanza
No regreses a mi!

Si me quieres a lado.
Dame mas que tu cuerpo
Soy tu hombre no mas
Te regreso jamas. Mi esperanza!

Ojala que recuerdes
de la sombra de mi
Amor, yo nunca podría
olvidarme de ti

Se crecera mas negro
El corazón al dentro
En mi pecho esta
Sin tu beso sera, mi Esperanza!

Cuando vea tu nombre
En el libro de muertos
Embezare caminando
Al lugar de tu cuerpo

La guitarra se cantara
Cada corde alcanzara
Al hogar de Dios
Lloarare con mi voz, a Esperanza.

Joshua James sings “Esperanza” – single and video extraordinaire out June 17, 2014!!!

June 9, 2014
Joshua was asked to write a song for a soundtrack based on Jack Kerouac’s Tristessa.  This song was given the name “Esperanza”, after one of the main characters in the story.  ”Esperanza”  is a lovely little diddy written in Spanish, showcasing the bilingual tongue of Mr. James.  Some dear friends in Joshua’s home state are quite good with the video camera, and share the same wild imagination.  They have also graced us with a companion little short film to showcase “Esperanza”.  Both of these items will see the light of day on June 17th, 2014.  Keep an eye out!
A few words about “Esperanza” from Joshua:
“A while back I was asked to read a novel by the INFAMOUS Jack Kerouac entitled “Tristessa”. I have been a fan of Mr. Kerouac’s for awhile now, and was excited to be asked to not only read this unknown (to me) novel but to write a song about the book. I was given the freedom to interpret the book and song how I saw fit.
Now, seeing as how the book is about a prostitute that Jack falls in love with i felt it almost NECESSARY to write about a love / heart break in the said song. And, seeing as how “Tristessa” was a spanish speaker I felt it (again) NECESSARY to write the song in spanish.
Tristessa’s real name was hidden from the common reader to protect her integrity. So in the song I decided to revert back to her REAL name, the enchanting, mystical, sexual “Esperanza”.
Here is a love affair song.
One for the faithful and the fallen.
“La guitarra se cantará”
Joshua

Joshua James – Debut Australian Tour March 2014!!

February 13, 2014

Live Nation are thrilled to announce Utah-based, innovative folk singer JOSHUA JAMES ’ debut Australian tour. Joshua James is bringing his nouveau brand of folk to Australia as special guest on Neil Finn’s national tour this March, performing extended sets at headline shows in Melbourne at the Shebeen on Friday 14 March, Cronulla, Brass Monkey on Friday 21 March and Sydney, The Vanguard on Sunday 23 March. Tickets for all shows go on sale Thursday 13 February.

“Sentimentality is a key component of his music – songs about kidnappings, the difficulty of communication to distant relatives, substance abuse and other of difficult life challenges feature in his songs, making him comparable to folk legends Bob Dylan or Neil Young.”  The Upcoming, 2012

MELBOURNE – SHEBEEN – FRIDAY, MARCH 14 with special guest LAKYN
CRONULLA – BRASS MONKEY – FRIDAY MARCH 21 with special guest Dylan Wright
SYDNEY – THE VANGUARD – SUNDAY MARCH 23 with special guest LAKYN

TICKETS ON SALE: Thursday 13 February

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.com.au

Joshua James at eTown Hall with Tegan and Sara!

December 2, 2013

A bit earlier this year, Joshua and Evan made their way to Boulder, Colorado to visit Nick and Helen and the fine folks at eTown.  For those of you that missed the radio broadcast, you can now stream the show over at etown.org.  You can stream the entire show here.

Additionally you can watch 4 videos from the performance on youtube here:
Joshua James – Beware 

Joshua James – Doctor, Oh Doctor

Joshua James – Queen of the City

Joshua James – Mystic

Australian tour with Neil Finn March 2014! Australian release through Cooking Vinyl…

November 12, 2013

We are excited to share the news that Joshua will be heading to Australia in March of 2014.  Joshua will be supporting the venerable Mr. Neil Finn for a full Australian tour. Additionally, an Australian version of “From the Top of Willamette Mountain” will be released through Cooking Vinyl on November 15, 2013.

Here’s a list of Australian dates supporting Neil Finn (stay tuned for more):

Nambour, Nambour Civic Centre – March 6
Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall – March 7
Geelong, GPAC Playhouse – March 11
Melbourne, Hamer Hall – March 12:
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre – March 15
Perth, Concert Hall – March 16
Newcastle, Civic Theatre – March 20
Sydney, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall – March 22

G’day!

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Two Years. Time Moves On. A Boy.

April 19, 2015

Two Years / But Just a Day.

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Chicken Feedings / Ollie’s Proven Therapy / Birthdayz

Green Face / Birthdayz

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Museum of Natural Curiosity / Water Wagon / Thanksgiving Point / Birthdayz

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Times moves on.
A passerby, as I am. An observer, as I am. A traveler. A wanderer. A boy.
Watching as it all unfolds before me, through the eyes (expression) of my son.
Two years and it feels as one motion, one opening and closing.
The days feel like minutes, and there is nothing to do but let it wash over you, picking up the pieces / shells / moments that show any kind of color, leaving the ones that inevitably (with no outside influence) will be swept back with the current.

Does every man / woman / father / mother / pro-creator feel as I do?
Slightly lost, but even more so lost “in it”. The living of ones life in accordance to what he / she might believe to be a good life, a good way to steer the ship, in hopes that their offspring will follow, even if slightly?
Two years in it, and I still feel like a child leading my children.
I can’t drag this thought out, it’ll kill me.

Ollie-VER / NO-Pod / Sound of Silence.

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Life is just wild and often too cruel.
A mountain of mystery with no summit, no school.
“Dreamlike” the living, and then with a breath,
We break through the tunnel of color and death.
The greatest unknown that my mind can conceive.
But God, if it’s anything like what I have seen.
Though grateful and cherished are the moments I’ve had.
To repeat it, prolong it, no interest I have.
For life is a day, and a day I can take.
And when it stops beating the whole motion won’t change.

Truly amazed by it.

Joshua.

Two Years. Time Moves On. A Boy.

April 19, 2015

Two Years / But Just a Day.

image

Chicken Feedings / Ollie’s Proven Therapy / Birthdayz

Green Face / Birthdayz

image

Museum of Natural Curiosity / Water Wagon / Thanksgiving Point / Birthdayz

image

Times moves on.
A passerby, as I am. An observer, as I am. A traveler. A wanderer. A boy.
Watching as it all unfolds before me, through the eyes (expression) of my son.
Two years and it feels as one motion, one opening and closing.
The days feel like minutes, and there is nothing to do but let it wash over you, picking up the pieces / shells / moments that show any kind of color, leaving the ones that inevitably (with no outside influence) will be swept back with the current.

Does every man / woman / father / mother / pro-creator feel as I do?
Slightly lost, but even more so lost “in it”. The living of ones life in accordance to what he / she might believe to be a good life, a good way to steer the ship, in hopes that their offspring will follow, even if slightly?
Two years in it, and I still feel like a child leading my children.
I can’t drag this thought out, it’ll kill me.

Ollie-VER / NO-Pod / Sound of Silence.

image

Life is just wild and often too cruel.
A mountain of mystery with no summit, no school.
“Dreamlike” the living, and then with a breath,
We break through the tunnel of color and death.
The greatest unknown that my mind can conceive.
But God, if it’s anything like what I have seen.
Though grateful and cherished are the moments I’ve had.
To repeat it, prolong it, no interest I have.
For life is a day, and a day I can take.
And when it stops beating the whole motion won’t change.

Truly amazed by it.

Joshua.

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