Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Childress’

More From Joseph Childress

Posted: September 21, 2017 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music

We’ve already posted a couple of tracks from Joseph Childress’ new self-titled record, and Leaving The Barren Ground is the latest, and final, song to be shared from it ahead of its official release on the 6th October.

It is another really fine example of his organic songwriting and pithy Americana with just the right amount of gentle twang. It is easy to how the comparisons to such luminaries as Townes Van Zandt and Dylan have arisen.

Stream it here.



White Castle Creek Mother is the second single from the self-titled sophomore album by Joseph Childress.

We’ve already shared Virginia Bound and on the new single his acoustic guitar and vocals hang in the air with such intimacy that you feel that he’s playing in a small room just for you.

Have a listen. The album is out on the 10th October via Empty Cellar Records – order here.


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.


Mini Round Up

To follow on from our Best of the Month post yesterday, we’re kicking off July proper with a quick collection of excellent new tunes for you to stream.

They come from the likes of metallic punk rockers Holograms, classic indie janglers Veronica Falls, sludgy metallers Torche, garage punks Wet Spots, the always top-notch Richard Buckner, brash garage snarl from TRAAMS, unique singer-songwriter Joseph Childress, and psych-blues rockers Heavy Times.

Dive in.