Josh Birdsong


Wistful, melancholy, concisely and carefully stated, Josh Birdsong is a folk-based singer-songwriter from Southeast Texas who sometimes dabbles in rock, pop, blues and country, but always remains personal, introspective, and honest in his song. He has been writing songs since he was 17, and has only recently set out to record them. He has amassed a considerable collection of crafted tunes and intends on sharing them, one album at a time. He recently released his first single, "A Week, A Day, An Evenin," followed by his full length debut, "Seven Daughters," and is taking strides to record his next album this summer.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my way to connect with others, to share a connection between audience and performer, and feel a little more together and a little less alone.

What is your music dream?

To be on a label, to receive acknowledgement and admiration from my musical heroes, to see my full potential realized, to always make music to the end of my days, to meet new friends, and to spread peace, love, and unity in the world

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Replacing divisions with discussions to elicit empathy and peace between opposing points of view

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Time - Pink Floyd

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

1. The Beatles 2. Elliott Smith 3. Jeff Lynne 4. Billy Corgan 5. David Byrne 6. Derek Webb 7. First Aid Kit

What inspires you to make music?

The desire to not be alone, the desire for unity, the desire for peace, and the desire to say something new and worth while, to tell my story

What is the message you want to send with your music?

You are not alone, you are loved, and you are not forsaken

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Invigorated, excited, like I'm meeting a new person and sharing my heart with them

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think most musicians live in their own musical suburbs, with a local group of fans that can sustain them and their career, but a few still make it to the big time. I think monetization could be improved, by raising the percentages that musicians receive from streaming.

What do you think of Drooble?

I like it so far, but I have just started on it

What frustrates you most as a musician?

When no one truly listens to what you are saying

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I go to local house shows, participate in a songwriting collective, and go to shows at local venues

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Either have insanely amazing songs and performances, or be able to do a little (or a lot) of everything, i.e: social skills, marketing, promotion, recording, mixing, youtube videos, networking, collaborating, in addition to your own music

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