423 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
7:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013
R&B | Soul
Having played and written in many genres of music, Josh’s style is a vast composite of influences, “I’ve always done my best to steer clear of being labeled a certain type of artist because I want each song to resonate with the listener individually.” Josh’s lyrics have always told a story based on personal experience and emotion. “To me, it’s always been about the journey and the story it helps build in my music.”
Right out of high school Josh packed up and moved to Los Angeles to explore his dreams of becoming a better musician realizing soon after that not everything is as it seems. He eventually made the return back to Texas to attend the University of Texas in Austin where he got to work, further exploring the local musical terrain with a renewed gusto, and writing and performing with renewed inspiration. Eventually Josh found himself in a band with fellow students and they started playing gigs everywhere they could. “We all made the decision to put school on hold and get out on the road booking our own tour. We bounced around quite a bit between Austin, Los Angeles, and Ft Worth making music the whole time.” From playing empty roadhouses in Texas, to sold-out shows at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Josh is no stranger to connecting with his audience.
In the Fall of 2013 Josh produced his new album titled, Always. “This album is very special to me for the fact that it was created with the absolute raw ingredients. It was a much different process than many of the projects I have been a part of.” Having recorded the vast majority of the album between the hours of 9pm and 9am, Josh and other members of the project focussed on the ability to make big sounds with subtle production. “We really just pushed record and played the parts as if we were sitting around the living room making music. I think it really brought out the emotion of the instrumentation along with the vocals and harmonies. Sometimes too much precision can really have a tendency to dilute the good stuff!” Be on the lookout for Josh Tatum in 2013 as his new music continues to travel the airwaves!
“My music is my story. I want to put my life in songs.” -Josh Tatum Adv $18, Door $20