Wanna See a Press Release??? (Southwest U.S. Tour)

So here’s what you can look forward to if you’re in radio, tv, or print media and in one of the cities I’ll be touring to in July… For the rest of ya, Here’s the first peak at the shows I’ll be playing on tour!!! (Subject to change… but feel free to send to any media you know in any of these cities!!!

MWAH!

-j
(Special thanks to Rosey Bystrak, Amy Houck, and Marjy Taylor for all of your help!!!)

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Multiple award-winning, San Diego singer-songwriter, Josh Damigo embarks on a Southwest US Tour!

Shows/cities include:
Phoenix, AZ: Rhythm Room w/ Ryanhood – July 14th (7pm, All Ages, $12)
Tucson, AZ: Glass Onion- July 15th (6pm, All Ages, Free)
Albuquerque, NM: Hallenbrook Brewery – July 16th (7pm, All Ages till 9pm, Free)
Norman, OK: The Deli w/ Shane Henry- July 19th
Durango, CO: Derailed Saloon w/ the Durango Songwriters -July 20th (7pm, 21, Free)
Las Vegas, NV: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay- July 21st  (8pm, Free, All Ages)
San Diego, CA:America’s Finest Beer Festivalat Qualcomm Stadium -July 22nd (4:30pm)

Josh Damigo’s began his musical journey in San Diego, and after 4 years of successfully crafting his performance, he recently relocated to Los Angeles to record his new album to be released in Winter 2011.

While Damigo has toured the Southwest in the past, this tour has a special importance to him, as he will have the ability to visit his brother, Cpl. Nathan Damigo, who is currently incarcerated in Sayre, Oklahoma at North Fork Correctional Facility. Nathan’s story was recently featured in the acclaimed HBO documentary, “WARTORN: 1861-2010” that follows the stories of veterans of war suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“I figured if I was going to drive that far to visit my brother, I might as well make it a journey. It’s a tough situation, but our family is doing the best we can to turn my brother’s story into a rallying cry for our troops, and I think this is my way of turning a dark situation into a positive one.”

When Damigo’s brother, Nathan returned from his second tour of Iraq in 2007, he found himself involved in an incident that would change his life forever. In “Wartorn: 1861-2010”, Nathan’s story is told, including his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the emotional toll it took on Nathan’s family when Nathan was arrested for an armed robbery charge. Nathan and Josh’s mother, Charilyn Damigo, has been writing a blog to document Nathan’s Story. Through his music, Josh has found a way to tell the story of his brother, Nathan, and bring attention to the experience of our troops who suffer from PTSD.

Besides sharing Nathan’s story, Josh Damigo has received plenty of media attention on his own. A multiple award winner for his acoustic performances and self-released album “Raw” (San Diego Music Award Winner: Best Local Recording 2009, Best Acoustic 2010, several HAT awards) he’s been called a “SOCIAL MEDIA POWERHOUSE” and “DIY DYNAMO” by SESAC, his Performing Rights Organization. Josh has also supported many national acts such as: The Jonas Brothers Trio, Jason Mraz, The Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone,  Switchfoot, Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Ryan Bingham, Carolina Liar, Shawn Mullins, Josh Gracin, Tyler Hilton,  The Green River Ordinance,  Jackie Greene, Ari Hest and Ernie Halter.

Damigo has also been featured in multiple magazines (Happy Hour Magazine, The Troubadour, The OC Weekly), newspapers (San Diego Union Tribune, The Las Vegas Examiner), morning news broadcasts (KUSI, Sound Diego Live), and many independent websites (Indyconcerts.com, The List Magazine).

Please direct media inquiries and interview requests to Josh@JoshDamigo.com.

Website: http://www.joshdamigo.com
EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/joshdamigo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joshdamigomusic
Twitter: @JoshDamigo
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/joshdamigo

 

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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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