Inspiration for My New Album – Part 1

The first time I heard Sara Bareilles’ song “Basket Case”, I broke into tears. Everything from the lyrics, to the melody line, to the heart she puts in her delivery of this tune speaks to my soul. The effects in the background are both complex and simple, from the harmony line to the electric guitar part to the harmonica.

This song makes me feel absolutely alone. It makes me long for someone that I want to love, but for some reason, they won’t let me. It makes me feel as though I could actually be normal if I just had a little more attention/time/love. And the beauty in this track absolutely makes my heart melt. The “crispness” of the guitar makes it feel so incredibly real, that it’s haunting. At 2:54, the “Boom” of the bass drum, makes my heart skip a beat, and the effects on the electric guitar/vocal background effects take me sailing on a sea of sorrow.

Please help me make my own version of this song by backing at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshdamigo/help-josh-damigo-make-a-new-record.

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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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4 Responses to Inspiration for My New Album – Part 1

  1. Katherine at Be Well Gifts says:

    Hello Josh, songs reach us in ways that often defy explanation. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Be Well, Katherine

  2. Katherine at Be Well Gifts says:

    P.S. tweeted!

  3. Helping you get the word out. Hugs!
    Tweeted and shared @GoAskKatie

  4. Cori says:

    Beautiful song, Josh! It reminds me of exactly what I’m going through at this point in my life. Thanks for sharing! Rest assured though, we will both find someone who loves us. They’re making their way to us even as I write-sometimes it just takes a little longer. But your paths will cross (if they haven’t already) and you’ll find what you’ve been searching for all these years…

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