Portland, Bend, and Sleeping in Your Car

No... that's not me... OR IS IT???

WHOA… let’s be honest. You clicked on this link cause you saw, “Sleeping in Your Car”. So I guess we’ll start there. Last night was the first time that I’ve slept in my car alone. Grandpa and I did it when we went to visit my brother last time, but when you’re by yourself it’s like lame camping. 😛 I should just get a tent.

I’ve googled like crazy to see if it’s illegal or not and everyone seems to have a different opinion/definition of the rules. It seems like the consistent thing is that a cop can knock on your window and tell you to move whenever he wants.

I slept like a baby tho. Brought a sleeping bag and a mat because I figured I’d get some camping in and I’m so glad that I did! Just check out this photo that I woke up to!

BEEEEEEEAUTIFUL!!!

I’m sitting in a coffee shop listening to my buddy Matty Goldberg’s new comedy album. He’s hilarious! (Definitely not PG… so you’ve been warned!!!) And people are looking at me really funny for cracking up in this coffee shop… Oh well… Go get it. 😀

So Portland was amazing! Acoustic Minds is a sister duo who can sing their asses off! And their band was hot! If you dig electronic music/Dance tunes with an acoustic backbone, you’ll love these girls. And they’re wicked sweet! Buffalo Gap is a GREAT venue too! I enjoyed everything from the first second I walked in, till the moment I carried my stuff out.  HUGE thanks to Meg for booking me!

Tonight I’ll be in Bend, Oregon. I’m a fan. The people are wicked nice. This barista at this coffee shop knows his stuff! I can’t wait till I get to Seattle to compare the two places. 😀 The reviews of the Sound Garden are fantastic! So if you’re in the surrounding areas and were thinking about coming out, you definitely should! I’m gonna play a long set, and I feel really good about it! 😀

See you guys tonight, or soon I hope!
-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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