My friend sent this song out to a few of us music pals, saying that he heard tones of Paul Simon all over these vocals — and of course I am a complete and thorough sucker for any of these soul-churning, boot-stomping, country gospel church overtones.
Joshua James is bred in Nebraska and currently inhabiting the rugged Utah landscape, developing solidly as an artist through a handful of albums and EPs over the last few years. This is the first sample I’ve heard from the forthcoming Build Me This, out 9/22 through Intelligent Noise.
After the stressful day I had today, and the unrelenting rain that ushers in that undoubtable mercury-drop of autumn, this song makes me feel a rush of heat and a stirring of the soul.
Coal War – Joshua James
Stomp. Clap. Stomp. Clap.