MM Shorts 958: Joseph Childress

Compared to Townes Van Zandt, Jackson C. Frank, Jason Molina, and Bob Dylan (his biggest influence), Joseph Childress’ emotionally charged voice captivates over guitar playing that ranges from delicate finger-style to furious strumming.

Drawing inspiration from his close relationships and the wild nature of the American west, the tracks on his new self-titled album are borne from his most recent adventures working on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, riding trains, and living out of his car.

Poignant lyrics about loneliness and the western landscape are right at home with a stronger country sound – listen to Virginia Bound from it below.


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