MP3 Josiah Venter - It's About Time
A refreshing, honest, and soulful, new sound with unparalleled vocals and original songwriting.
12 MP3 Songs
POP: New Wave, ROCK: Folk Rock
Traversing both new and familiar territory with a guitar case in one hand and a suitcase in the other, Josiah Venter embarks upon the colossus of New York. The single "I Want Some Music," from his first full-length LP It''s About Time, establishes Venter as an awakening new voice bound for the heights of the city''s shake, rattle and roll. The energy emanating from his six-string confirms a genuine folkster, yet a folkster not afraid to call upon Sinatra-inspired showmanship.
A New Haven native, Venter is a troubador who has learned the humble pleasantries of rural Ohio, the cosmopolitan maze of Buenos Aires, and the monotony of cooking eggs in Idaho''s mythical Sun Valley – and now all roads lead to the inspiring streets of Brooklyn.
Josiah''s influences are far–reaching, to say the very least. They range from jazz legends such as Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Holliday, and Simone, to folk heroes like Young, Simon, Dylan, and Mitchell, and cover everything in–between; Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Elliot Smith, Wilco, Dave Matthews, and many, many more.
Venter''s It''s About Time covers a wide range of sonic territory , yet demonstrates a rare quality often lacking from today''s new artists - originality. It''s About Time concentrates over a decade''s worth of guitar and songwriting experimentation. Recorded with a veteran producer and full band at Go-Go Studios in Richmond, Va., It''s About Time traces Venter''s never-ending exploration through a multitude of genres.