Josh Johnston - Reasons To Fly
"It's very strong on all fronts. It calls in, says what it has to say and goes home. But it's the kind of visitor you'd want to call again."
Jackie Hayden, referring to Southern Song (first track on the album)
Four years and a pandemic in the making, Reasons To Fly is the name of pianist / singer / songwriter Josh Johnston's 6th solo album and it will be launched on Saturday 18th June 2022 with a concert at Dublin Unitarian Church.
Reasons To Fly is an album of stories about movement; the need for it, the need to sometimes stay still. Written with Irish and international songwriters, the characters in these stories are met with a sympathetic voice and are musically wrapped in a tender and passionate musical backdrop. The musicians in the band on the record include Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Kíla, Josh Ritter) and Jack Maher (Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon). The album was produced by Josh and Anthony Gibney (Jane Willow, Nick Kelly, Gerr Walsh)
For the launch gig, Josh will present an intimate selection of the songs at the evocative Dublin Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's Green.
More gigs will follow around Ireland and further afield.
Tickets available from the link below.
€20 admission & CD - CDs will also be available after the gig.
€10 general admission