“With a hoarse, sweet voice than can fly from tremulous fragility to soulful roar, James brings a kind of grunge rock drive to rootsy folk, fueled by gloom existentialism and political rage.” — The Telegraph
Raised in hard-bitten Nebraska, Joshua James’ work reflects a distinctly American ache, a yearning for a big sky and an open road. Beckoned westward out of his heartland home by the voices of Jim Morrison and Isaac Brock, he made it as far as the mountains of Utah where, like the settlers before him, he was stopped in his tracks by the arresting beauty. Strangely familiar, yet refreshingly innovative, James’ songs are devastating in their honesty, working with themes that are intermittently elating, melancholic, and transcendent. He doesn’t so much perform these songs, as he does let them possess him, allowing his voice to be throttled from a husky whisper to a full-bodied roar.
Opening for Joshua James will be Isaac Russell
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April 4-13, 2013
Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast is a bi-annual culinary event which spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination. Wine & dine, shop & gallery hop, visit the theater, and make it a getaway. Special menu prices include 3-course lunches for $16.95 per person and 3-course dinners for $29.95 per person.