Josh Blackburn | Flipside

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by Josh Blackburn

This album has songs that contrast lights and darks, fasts and slows, while having a common bond together due to a voice.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Flipside
4:40 $0.99
2. Real World
3:16 $0.99
3. Jump Off
4:36 $0.99
4. The Reel
3:45 $0.99
5. Exploidia
1:17 $0.99
6. Here You Go
4:26 $0.99
7. I'm Dirt
4:10 $0.99
8. Keep talkin
4:28 $0.99
9. Went to a Party
3:25 $0.99
10. Into the Cell
3:54 $0.99
11. Round the Bend Part I
4:55 $0.99
12. Round the Bend Part II (Tomorrow)
4:04 $0.99
13. Round the Bend Part III (End)
0:59 $0.99
14. Long Ride Home
4:22 album only
15. Something Pink in the Room
3:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Josh Blackburn grew up in Jackson, MS, waking up, strumming, writing, and being a vulnerable teenager to the harsh world of private school living.

After that, he went to the University of Mississippi where he enjoyed strumming, writing, and playing with a great band in Oxford, MS called Freeman's Ride.

After college, he moved to Nashville, TN where he stopped playing music and decided to live in the world of normality. He soon realized that he was not normal, so he returned to his passion of strumming, writing, and playing for various adventures. One was Disney. One was a band called ESKRA. And so on.

After his quick one year adventure to Nashville, he moved to Destin, FL. Here he enjoyed strumming, writing, and playing cover songs for your listening pleasure at the world famous Hogs Breath Saloon. During the summer of 2003 he wrote his first album "Brand New Something."

At this time he started playing frequently at a bar called Funky Blues Shack. In the Spring of 04 a friend of his, Diana Deprisco, sent his album to Peter Malick. Peter is a songwriter/guitarist/producer in the LA area. He has done works with many artist one being Norah Jones. Peter decided that he wanted to do an album with Josh, so they started working on his latest album, "Starting Ground". They did a majority of the recording in the summer of 04 and the summer of 05. They recorded the album at The Green Room recording studio. There are some outstanding musicians on the album: Butch Norton who was the drummer from the EELS, Phil Parlapiano who is the keyboard player for John Prine, Chris Chaney who was the bassist for Janes Addiction, and Peter Malick on mandolin and lap steele.

Towards the end of his stay in Destin, his shows were getting busier and busier because of some extremely loyal locals and people from out of town. He felt like it was time to move away and start over. Drastic changes were to come.

In 2006, Josh moved to Loveland, CO where he worked during the day at Best Buy, and he played shows around town every once in a while. He sure would have liked to play more, but at that moment he was taking things step by step. The shows started to get better, and his album was getting closer to release. There were many more changes to come.

In the summer of 2006 he was named best guitar player in Colorado at the 2006 Guitars on Fire Competition. From there, his shows started to pick up even more and he was playing quite a bit. His lines were getting longer to hear his originals. In the winter of 2006, he was asked to play for the season at Copper Mountain Ski Resort Wednesday thru Saturday. At that time, he would play his shows up in the mountains and then come down and play shows in the Fort Collins area. Lucky Joes was and still is his favorite place to play. He loves everyone who supports him at those shows. They are crazy groups of people and he love them all.

Currently, he lives in the Denver area where he plays a good amount getting ready for his album to drop in November. Flipside is his best work yet. It is filled with guitar work and really nice song arrangements. Please come and show some support by screaming out an original. Thanks for stopping by. More news to come.



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Savannah's Man

I enjoyed 1st album, but 'Flipside' has GRAVITAS!!
After listening to his first album 'Starting Ground' I knew this artist was gifted. Josh has an amazing ability to create stories within his music. He takes you on a journey 'inside Johnny's mind'. Some stores last one song, other stories span all of his releases. Like the story of Sylvia, If I get a chance to meet Josh I really need to ask him about this 'Sylvia' character. This mysterious character has peeked my curiosity.

In my opinion, Roger Waters is quite an influence on Josh. For those of you that don't know Rogers Waters, he is a master at storytelling. It was Roger Waters who created Pink Floyds most successful album 'The Wall'.

Josh's composition of 'Flip Side' is very broad, but everything plays together beautifully. Don't expect all the tracks to be spacey Pink Floyd like songs.

Track 1 is the title track 'Flipside' and it's a fast moving road-song. It feels good too.

Track 2 is for the dreamer is every one of us, it's called 'Real World'. That one hit home with me. Just buy it, you will see what I'm saying.

Track 3 'Jump Off' drops you down a notch (or two). It talks of taking chances, of making choices, some of which are final choices. I love the 'painting in the street' line in this song, it's strong, brave.

Track 4: 'The Reel' comes in clean and refreshing from the last songs more serious nature and then transforms itself into song where the idea of regret of prevalent. Josh's lyric are more 3rd person narrative on this song.

Track 5: 'Exploidia'. For me, this 5th track is like the conclusion of tracks 3 & 4. The subject matter within all 3 of these songs just gels. This track is a masterpiece of combining soundbytes from news stories. Very well done Josh. It is going to bring back strong memories to anyone who hears it. This really shows that your not just a amazing guitar player with a killer voice.

Track 6: 'Here you go' starts out with some clean, fast, pickin... dare i say almost Latin style. And then the song (for me) snakes back into the ideas you will find in track 5. The end of Track 6 finishes HARD, and it sets up Track 7 'I'm Dirt' perfectly.

Track 7: 'I'm Dirt' starts out with Josh on the 'Talk Box', and he is rippin. This track reminds me of a Audioslave/Nickleback record.

Track 8: 'Just talkin' or 'Keep talkin' is one of my favorites on the album. It feels good, it flows, all while hearing a story we all well, one of love.

Track 9: "Went to a Party' has a white man's reggae beat, it brings back memories of 'The Police'. Solid track.

Track 10: 'Into the Cell'. Don't do anything else here but listen to Josh play his guitar. But if you are A.D.D. like me, the last 45 seconds of the track really bring in some nice sound effects.

Track 11: 'Round the bend Part 1'. Sylvia is back from the previous album 'Starting ground'. What is Sylvia? a lover, an angel of life, an angel of death.

Track 12: 'Round the bend Part II'. Nice mix of guitar and effects. If Pink Floyd was making music today, this is what they would be making. This song is feels like I'm riding a wave, up and down. This is a great track to listen to when you first come home from work, put on those headphones or let those speakers loose! It's going to take you up to the clouds, or at least tree top height.

Track 13: 'Round the bend Part III'. Its the short and perfect conclusion to the previous track.

Track 14: 'Long Ride Home'. Josh brings you back to earth and showcases that impressive voice he has. This is a grounding song that brings you out of the tree. :-)

Overall, a GREAT album. Highly recommended to all