Josh Matthews – A Sides

  • January 23, 2014

Philadelphia based Josh Matthews recently released his debut album of urban folk, A Sides. While a newcomer to studio releases, recording this acoustic collection at Nashville’s Boutique Studios, Matthews has been busking on city streets since 2006. It is from that street poet / spoken word / hip-hop legacy along the lines of Gil Scott Heron and Sixto Rodriguez that Matthews infuses country and folk. A Sides showcases Matthews as a talented lyricist and deft multi-instrumentalist, with guitar, accordion, banjo, and percussion forming the melodic backbone of his vivid narratives. A Sides is a standout for its innovative and experimental approach to folk; top tracks include Lockdown, Dear John, and Home. – Written by JFelton

SIMILAR | Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Gil Scott Heron, Lou Reed, Sixto Rodriguez, Doc Watson