Texas-based singer-songwriter Joshua Ray Walker tours Europe in August/September and UK in December24-02-2020
Texas-based singer-songwriter Joshua Ray Walker imagines several different characters going about their lives in the new video for his song “Canyon.” The powerful, mostly acoustic tune appears on Walker’s debut album Wish You Were Here, which was released last year.
“I’m afraid of flying, afraid of falling, truth be told/I’m don’t get close to edges, I’m afraid that I’ll let go,” sings Walker, who can seen performing, nursing a beer at the bar, or projected onto walls in several of the shots. Other characters in the clip take long drags off their cigarettes, shoot pool or depart to hook up while Walker sings of an aching, all-consuming emptiness in his singular, world-weary voice. “I’m a bottomless canyon, without a drop to spill,” he sings in the chorus.
“This video for ‘Canyon’ features all the characters I’ve created, and real people this album is about,” says Walker. “Sometimes, it’s hard to tell truth from fiction in my writing, even for me. This video is a good representation of my view of the world. I think you have to make some bad choices to write a good story.”
Rased on the music of the Smokey Mountains, Joshua Ray Walker took a precarious path back to traditional country music. One forged by musical exploration and life experiences that most his age have not yet endured. He has played his songs on stages all across Texas and beyond, enthralling listeners with his brand of melodic, character-driven writing which puts a new spin of traditional story-telling country.
Today we're proud to announce Joshua Ray Walker will tour across Europe in August/September and in December will hit the UK:
21/08: Bodø, NO - Parkenfestivalen SOLD OUT
31/08: Berlin, DE - Privatclub
02/09: Marseille, FR - Molotov
03/09: Barcelona, ESP - Rocksound
04/09: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Café
05/09: Madrid, ESP - Café Berlin
06/09: Santander, ESP - Little Bobby
09/09: Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
12/09: Groningen, NL - Der Aa-Theater w/ Whitney Rose
02/12: London, UK - o2 Academy2
03/12: Brighton, UK - The Prince Albert
04/12: Filey, UK - Tommy's Bar
05/12: Gateshead, UK - Gosforth Civic Theatre
06/12: Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
10/12: Birmingham, UK - Kitchen Garden Cafe
13/12: Forest Row, UK - Hop Yard