Americana / Folk
Nostalgia might be a surprising motivation to hear from Leming, the young, erudite, emotional powerhouse behind Josiah & The Bonnevilles, especially considering his band’s entire bright future is unfolding right before his eyes. But one listen to Leming’s songs and you’ll understand: his nostalgia isn’t a longing for the past, but rather a quest for understanding of the present. Boyish though he may look, Leming writes with the weathered wisdom and unflinching self-realization of an old soul. Inquisitive, witty, and fearless, his lyrics are high beam headlights piercing through dark nights of the soul, illuminating the pain and joy of growing up, falling in love, falling apart, and moving on.
Under the name Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Josiah, guitarist Stephen Johnson, and bassist/percussionist Josh Nyback landed a residency in LA that quickly garnered a devoted fanbase. The power of the live shows and the audience reactions inspired Leming to bring his new bandmates into the studio in LA with co-producer/mixer Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Paul McCartney) to flesh out several tracks and finally complete work on the album. Josiah & The Bonnevilles debut Cold Blood LP is due summer of 2016.
March 27, 2017 Watch the band’s interview and live performance of “Swing” for the second edition of our emerging artist showcase series.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
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