Lestats, Night 2

So I just got home from playing the show at Lestats tonight. AMAZING guys. First was Michael Miller from LA. He was super chill backstage. We talked about our loathe of LA, and about Shawn Mullins’ struggle to fame, and how I need to learn how to google better, because I thought he was in an experimental rock group.

He got up and played, and KILLED the audience. I’m not used to playing after someone who can work a crowd like that, and I totally get how comics must feel if someone goes up before them and makes the room laugh hysterically. (SO glad I’m not a comedian…)

Tonight’s show was much different than last nights. I started with my new favorite, “Just Let Me Love You” and proceeded to play ever song that probably keeps my mom awake at night, praying for me… (I hope she doesn’t really have to do that… but I’m pretty crazy…*See yesterday’s post for an example of how stupid, crazy I am…)

I decided to play “Shooting for the Sun” cause it was inspired by Kris Allen and Adam Lambert’s season finale on American Idol a few years ago. I should probably be more careful of what I say about celebrities, cause I’ll probably get in trouble one day… jussayin…

Everybody was super nice tonight, and Monty Pittman and his band were ridiculously talented. I wish I could have talked to them more, but they left pretty quickly. (Probably anxious to get back home…)

Well, I’m going to sleep now. Thanks so much for a couple great nights in San Diego. I always love coming home.

-j

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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