Joshua Radin (We Were Here CD) Hits the Concert Trail with Hotel Cafe Tour! Fashiontribes.com LA Story Blog and PODCAST!!
Want to know who the next big music stars are going to be? If you want to wow your friends with your musical "insider scoops" and finesse, then check out the Hotel Cafe Tour that’s criss-crossing across the US and will land in various cities providing concert stops featuring Joshua Radin and the Cary Brother as anchor musicians and sharing the stage with 4 other groups at every show – showcasing 6 songs per set. It’s a great way to hear some fabulous music.
Lucky me, I got to talk to Joshua before he hit the concert trail and it’s an interesting talk that shows off the theory of "six degrees" (or less) is definitely happening! LISTEN to the podcast and here Joshua talk about life on the road, what’s coming up and what’s been happening in his life!
You might not recognize the name JOSHUA RADIN right now, but you soon will. You will definitely recognize his music if you saw the movie THE LAST KISS or watch Greys Anatomy, Scrubs, and North Shore. His new CD entitled We Were Here is from Columbia Records and is going to fly up the charts. It’s a really different sort of CD –his voice isn’t typical of what you are currently hearing on the pop radio. He’s got a musicality and sensitivity that is obvious with in the first couple lines. Joshua presents a different sort of feel to the music. Think John Mayer but less bluesy and a bit more poetic. Think Sting with an equal literary depth but with a better vocal range. Add in hints of Simon (lyrics) & Garfunkel (vocal phrasing) with a touch of Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel with more lyricism and that’s as close as I can get to explain his sound. Currently he is compared with Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. It’s romantic (as a genre like the musical or art genre of Romanticism.) It’s thought-provoking. It’s something that can be both background music as well as something to really focus on. He’s more poetic and he puts more depth into his lyrics than most–while avoiding the "pop" musical stamp. Joshua’s style offers his CD a longevity as something that you will keep and even download into an ipod because the songs resonate with most people.
Sorry for the "small" photos but click and make them a bit bigger— and ladies, you will be HAPPY you did because this is one piece of "eye candy" tnat should not be missed!
UPDATE: Managed to score a couple larger photos of Joshua- this makes it easier to check out the entire scene while you listen to his clips. Scroll on down for another larger photo.
Check out the links below to listen to 3 of Radin’s song: Closer, Only You, and Winter.
(Definitely worth the wait on the photos!)
We Were Here track list:
01. Sundrenched World (4:24)
02. Star Mile (4:01)
03. Everything’ll Be Alright (Will’s Lullaby) (2:39)
04. These Photographs (3:25)
05. Closer (2:52)
06. Today (3:26)
07. Winter (3:23)
08. Someone Else’s Life (3:30)
09. Amy’s Song (3:39)
10. What If You (4:33)
11. Only You (2:28)
Also there is a link below to the "making of the video file
If you are liking what you see here — make sure you hit the HOTEL CAFE TOUR and see Joshua Radin and the Cary Brothers as the foundation acts for this 7 week tour across the country where you will see 6 acts per night doing 6 songs apiece– sort of like 6 mini-concerts so that you can get a taste of different musical presentations. Listen to the podcast to hear Joshua talk about it since everyone on the tour are friends and know each other — and their music — well.
Learn more about the Hotel Cafe Tour 2006 (which is TOTALLY HOT and happening) at their myspace link http://www.sonymusic.com/clips/selection/30/683851/683851_01_07_30_smil.mov .
Amazing way to see several acts that will soon be hotter than hot (and you can say you knew them when!)
BUY Joshua Radin We Were There CD at Sony Music Store
Learn more about Joshua Radin and the Hotel Cafe Tour at two places on the web
One More Thing!!Watch the "Making of the Video" directed by Zach Braff (a good buddy of Radin’s.. You will know this already if you have listened to the podcast!!. If you haven’t, listen to the funny stories Josh Shares!)
The making of Joshua Radin’s “Closer” Music Video (Directed by Zach Braff)
These are all the same video but in different player formats. Want to see the video without the extraneous TMI? Check out Joshua Radin’s website. Make sure you check out the Hotel Cafe website too.
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