Joshua James (folk singer)

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Joshua James
Birth name Joshua James
Origin Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, folk rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2003–Current
Labels Intelligent Noise/Northplatte Records
Associated acts Isaac Russell

Joshua James is an American singer-songwriter currently based out of Provo, Utah and Lincoln, Nebraska.

His original digital release of The Sun is Always Brighter on iTunes reached #1 on the service's Folk Album list in 2007 and sold in excess of 25,000 copies by the end of 2008.[1][dubious ] The album caught the attention of the indie folk scene, with Paste Magazine naming him one of their "Next 25 Artists You Need To Know" in their September 2008 issue.[2][dead link] He subsequently supported John Mayer, David Gray, Ani DiFranco, Third Eye Blind, and Brett Dennen on North American tours.[citation needed]

NPR has also cited James in one of their "Song of the Day" publishings. They featured his "The New Love Song"[3] as one of the best new songs from a previously unknown artist in a long time.[not in citation given]

James recorded his second album, entitled Build Me This, in 2007. It was released in September 2009 on Intelligent Noise/Northplatte Records.[citation needed] Paste Magazine dubbed the new work "phenomenal."[not in citation given][4] iTunes also dubbed Build Me This one of the "Best of 2009" Indie Spotlight Singer/Songwriter albums.[citation needed]

Variety Magazine calls James "a young Midwestern singer-songwriter who writes hard-bitten songs of family tragedies and sings them in a voice that’s as sun-bleached and wind-battered as a Nebraska cornfield." [5][dead link]

James's third album, "From The Top of Willamette Mountain", was released in November 2012, via Intelligent Noise.[citation needed] It was produced by Richard Swift, who also collaborated on it with James.




  • Fields and Floods (2007)
  • Crash This Train / The Garden digital EP (2008)
  • Sing Songs EP (2009)
  • Joshua James: iTunes Sessions (2010)
  • BEWARE! (2013)

Producer Credits[edit]

  • Elizabeth (2008) - Isaac Russell[6] (Columbia Records)
  • Desert Noises (2009) - Desert Noises
  • Hoarse & Roaring (2010)[7] - Parlor Hawk
  • Sons & Daughters (2011) - Pablo Blaqk
  • Mountain Sea (2011) - Desert Noises
  • Blue Aces (2012) - Blue Aces
  • Oh, To Be (2012) - Kelly Brooke Bryan
  • White Horse (2012) - Timmy The Teeth
  • Spencer Oberle (2012) - Spencer Oberle
  • Aaron Joseph Puzey (2013) - EP
  • Armon Jay (2014) - Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed
  • Isaac Russell (2014) - Mother, Father
  • Westward The Tide (2014) - Sorry Soul


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