THE BETTER DAYS EP Kickstarter Project
He worked with several bands during his teenage years and has spent the last four years touring. While currently working in the production side of the industry, Joshua voices, “I’ve always said that if I wasn’t playing, I would want to help people play their own music.”This is what we admire most about Joshua; he enjoys music simply because it offers universality and therefore improves the quality of life between both players and listeners. Joshua feels and gains success through the successes of others as well as his own.
Joshua describes his music as simple and raw both lyrically and musically. Much of his music incorporates an acoustic feel with lyrics inspired by personal content involving real and true events, people, and places experienced by Joshua. In fact, Joshua shared with us a memory involving the inspirations he felt to begin playing acoustically. As a young teenager, Joshua desired the more exciting and exhilarating electric guitar sound, and he found himself at a long time family friend’s house fooling around on the father’s acoustic guitar. This family friend asked Joshua if he liked the sound of the acoustic and he voiced that he surprisingly did. That same afternoon, his friend returned with a new acoustic guitar for Joshua to eventually use as the main guitar producing the music on his new album soon to be released.
Joshua’s face completely lights up while talking about his family, and it is fitting that a man of his inspirations are rooted within his family. Joshua shares that his mom in particular had a huge impact on what he listens to and plays. He is hesitant to talk about what specifically he means within his songs, because he wants people to feel what they need while listening to his lyrics. “I want to write and play for me, and if it helps someone, then that is a bonus success for me.”
We all come to music differently, and we each take away our own versions of a songwriter’s work. We are beyond excited to see Joshua Barry advance with the help of his Kickstarter and provide his own work and passions to be interpreted and valued by others.
Joshua’s Kickstarter has already exceeded the goal, but there is still time to make a contribution and make this album that much better!
Check out more of Joshua's music at joshuabarrymusic.com
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