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Kings Queens & Peasants Feet

by Joseph George

The debut album from Joseph George, bringing you the inventive new sound of western-infused folk rock with a twist of pop, accompanied by the platinum selling artist JEM and her ethereal choral harmonies, harmonica, lap steel, and orchestral delights...
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Too Wasted
3:06 album only
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2. I Know
3:04 album only
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3. Oh So Bad
4:19 album only
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4. Great Escape
3:19 album only
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5. Far From Here
3:06 album only
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6. Don't Forget Your Smile
4:12 album only
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7. Closed Doors
4:19 album only
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8. Kings Queens & Peasants Feet
3:19 album only
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9. And So It Seems
3:37 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Joseph George -

Named after his grandfathers - Joseph, an Italian railroad hand, and George, a Russian coal minor, is number four of five boys from a rowdy, blue-collar family, born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A self-taught musician, Joseph’s been songwriting since he was gifted his first guitar, an old Washburn his cousin rescued from a burned down house in Arnold City, PA. (An old mining town some might refer to as "Center Of The Universe”).

Before discovering his passion and talent for songwriting however, Joseph’s future was set on a very different path. After an athletic driven high school career, he entered into Gannon University on a partial football scholarship. Unfortunately, a severe back injury in his sophomore year left Joseph unable to play on the field, so in an unusual turn, he shifted his focus from sports to the stage - the theatre stage that is.

Encouraged by his collage adviser, he soon began performing in such roles as Cripple Billy in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan', and Claudio in Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing'. He was subsequently recognized for his performances and selected by a local theatre company to co-star as Michael Just in 'Tony and Tina's Wedding'.

Shortly after, JG moved to New York City to pursue acting professionally where he joined the esteemed HB Studios. After six months of sofa surfing and auditioning, he decided to re-locate to Los Angeles where he slowly but surely began booking film and television roles.

Although things were progressing forward, Joseph eventually reached a point where he was dissatisfied with the direction he was being steered, and frustrated with the ways of Hollywood. As always, he found solace in his guitar...

“Songwriting started off as something I did as a form of refuge when things weren’t going so well in my life. But then one day I realized it wasn’t a refuge at all…. It was simply what I loved to do, write and play music.”

As he began spending more and more time songwriting and crafting lyrics, JG began compiling a body of work that he hoped would one day make it out into the world. Things really got interesting though in 2005, when Joseph found himself in a chance audition playing the love interest of the platinum selling UK artist Jem.

He landed the part and the stars aligned that day on the set of her ‘Wish I’ video. The two have been together ever since, tying the knot in September 2009 in Montecito, California. With Joseph’s love of music, and Jem’s love of film, they’ve met their perfect match.

While developing a musically inspired television series, the two collaborated on the track ‘Forever And A Day’ which went on to become the bonus track on Jem’s second album, ‘Down To Earth’, also appearing in the CBS feature film ‘Beastly’.

In April of 2009, Joseph decided it was time to put his money where his heart was and make a five-song EP. He soon realized he had more than enough material for an album, so along with Jem and the talents of co-producer Jesse Siebenberg, they started work on what would become ‘Kings Queens and Peasants Feet’ in Ojai, California. With an intriguing blend of folk, pop, foot stomping & throwback 60’s rock, the album got underway.

Joseph recorded in both LA and Wales to complete the second half of the album, teaming up with Jem’s childhood friend and fellow Welshie, James Clarke. They demoed ‘Too Wasted’ in the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff, January 2010. James then traveled to LA in May where they were holed up in the studio for three weeks wrapping up the rest of the record. Jem is featured on seven of the nine tracks, co-writing the final song with Joseph, the environmental lament, ‘And So It Seems’.

From Pittsburgh to NYC, LA, Ojai and Wales, Joseph George has finally arrived…

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