Josiah James is a multi-instrumental Christian artist who was called to his singer/songwriter career at the age of only 14. Boasting natural vocal talents as well as advanced skills as a guitar and piano player, Josiah released his first full-length CD, "Alive in the Studio" at the age of 16. In the two years to follow, at only 18 years old, he delivered his second project, “Awaiting the Morning.” Both records were well received by fans and it has become apparent that Josiah's faith and talent are catalysts to his unique ability to write songs that connect with his audience on a highly personal level.
In Spring 2009, Josiah released his debut full length/full band CD, "The Morning Light." Produced and recorded by Cobly Wedgeworth (Lybecker, Bidwell, Ten After Two), the CD features a side to Josiah many hadn’t heard before. "The Morning Light" is the perfect marriage of both the intimacy of Josiah's singer-songwriter abilities and the dynamic sound a full band possesses. With "The Morning Light," the diversity of his song writing, vocal range, and musical talents by his side.
After 2 years, 12 tours from Coast to Coast, and 5,000 records sold independently, Josiah has stepped up to the plate with a new project in mind. A series of 3 concept EP's all set to release one at a time over the span of one year. Each EP will feature an elemental theme (Air, Water, Fire), a new full band single and several acoustic songs. These EP's are a glimpse of what to expect of his next full length set to release Summer 2011.
Late Fall 2010, Josiah James headed in the studio with producers Colby Wedgeworth and Danny Donnelly (Sherri Youngward, Scott Cunningham) to work on the first installment for the trilogy of EP's. On on May 11th, 2010 "Chasing The Wind" (Air) was released. The title track of the album displayed a more mature, piano driven rock side to Josiah. Blending acoustic versions of some old Josiah James favorites and introducing new songs as well to catch your ears attention.
Months of more touring across the country and writing since his last release, Josiah had accumulated several songs and headed back into the studio once again. Teaming up with producer, Ralph Stover (The Reel, Natalie Grant, Point of Grace), "Oceans" (Water) came into conception. With the intention of sharing his fans with something recognizably different, Josiah open's the EP up right with "Rain". A driving rock, electronica single that swiftly is followed by a series of acoustic/piano songs. The lyrical content on "Oceans" hits at a deep and honest level, speaking of the struggles and shortcomings we all have to face from our daily demons.
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