Wednesday 9 October 2013

Tonight at The Musician, Leicester (9/10): Joseph Arthur

Magic Teapot presents

Joseph Arthur
Wednesday 9th October
plus Pinkunoizu and Rene Lopez
Discovered by Peter Gabriel no less - Brooklyn-by way of Ohio-native native Joseph Arthur's brooding, pensive style is kind of Cohen and Waits meets Beck with beats. The tunes are generally slow to mid-tempo, built from simple chord progressions and driven by a powerful, versatile voice that blends bits of Jagger, Dylan, Bowie, and Stipe. His lyrics tend to be blunt vignettes about the struggles of love and faith.

For every song Arthur has released in a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated career that has spanned nine full-length albums and 11 EPs, he's probably kept three others in the vault for safekeeping. It was amid this abundance of riches that he began molding his latest acclaimed collection of music under a single narrative thread: The Ballad of Boogie Christ, described by Arthur as "a fictionalized character loosely based on my own journey."

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