“Each Song Has a Story” (Part 5 – Alright featuring Rob Deez)

Today’s song is “Alright” by B Willing James, Rob Deez and myself.

Here’s what it started as:

And here’s what it is now:

And here’s how it all happened. B and I were discussing life and how broke we were like usual, and the idea was said, “I’m only one guitar away from being homeless.” we both laughed and the song started forming from there.

After the song was pretty much done, I looked at B and told him, “We need Deez to put a verse in here.” B had to bounce and Deez came over a few hours later.

Here’s how Deez recalls the night:
“So there I was, waist deep in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream, trying to figure out what to do with my life, when all of a sudden I heard a familiar sound. My phone was ringing. I looked at the caller ID and my prayers were answered with that one magic word we all know and love. “Damigo”. The next few hours of my life were a whirlwind of chord progressions, napkins, online dating website references, chips, and Josh Damigo’s MacBook. I left Josh’s home a different man. A man with a sense of purpose. A man who knows that at the end of the day, no matter what’s going on in life, everything’s gonna be alright, gonna be ok.

Then I hit send on my iPhone and got ready to watch an advanced screening of The Dark Knight Rises. On July 19th 2012. The day the world found out that Fred Willard got caught pulling a Peewee Herman.”

I am not exaggerating when I say that Deez listened to the song once. One stinking time. Grabbed a pen and literally wrote his spot in 5 minutes. (He’s so disgustingly talented…) afterwards we recorded it, my computer crashed, and we recorded it again and made the video. I swear that I love these guys so much and I’m so glad this song made it on the album, as it’s the youngest track on the cd.

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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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One Response to “Each Song Has a Story” (Part 5 – Alright featuring Rob Deez)

  1. carpedmjenn says:

    I must admit, I’m partial to the original …. not that there’s anything wrong with the newer version! But the video is so cute and I must watch it at least once a week. ❤ you!

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