The first time I walked into the Troubadour, I had gotten a text from my buddy Jamie from the Green River Ordinance inviting me to their gig. I took the 2 hour drive from San Diego, but it seemed like 2 minutes cause I was so stinkin’ excited! I walked in and almost lost my breath when I actually experienced this venue. It was like walking into the video game, “Rock Band” or “Guitar Hero” with the character and vibe that the venue held! But when the band invited me on stage to sing “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles. I was determined to play this venue one day. (I wasn’t the only one they invited on stage either… That was the first time I got to meet Angel Taylor, Matt Hires and David Cook!) This place has a rich history including Elton John, James Taylor, and Tom Waits!!!

Tonight is that night. Thanks to Planet L.A. and SESAC, I’ll be opening the show at 7:00. I’m hoping this will be the start of something AMAZING here in Los Angeles, and kick off an unforgettable year for me.

All Ages, 8 dollars, 7:00 start. 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.


About Josh Damigo

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his homemade EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident, Damigo 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, Eric Hutchinson, 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 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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