Joshua Hyslop biography
Joshua is a modern folk musician from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, an amalgam of influence in the classically romantic tradition of Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine, and Sufjan Stevens. Like the said ballyhooed folksters before him, Joshua is inspired to write largely as a result of the people and relationships surrounding him, while also subjecting his songs to his own vulnerabilities, doubts, and conflicts. He integrates these revelations with his agenda of lyrical candidness, creating an expressive and open artform.
With all of Joshua's ability and potential, what really sets him apart is his faultless ability in the live venue. Josh will silence the crowd with his soft, and consistently pitch perfect vocal control while unintentionally making you fall in love with him for being a 'good guy'. Considering the idiosyncratic confluence of ability he boasts, it is fair to say that Joshua spins a web of charm that makes him inimitably great.
"Great music. One of the warmest, soothing and rich sounds I've heard in a long time. Josh has created a beautiful, intimate soundscape backed with superb production - A pleasure to listen to!!" - Alex Wharton - Mastering Engineer (Animal Collective, Massive Attack..)
- Alex Wharton, Abbey Road Studios (Nov 04, 2010)
"Joshua Hyslop is an amazing talent. He might look like a whipper-snapper, but this guy can sing!"
- Tash Baycroft, Naked Jams (Feb 06, 2010)
"Josh's whispered, deliberate songwriting and roots infused compositions are intricately built around soft instrumentation and dynamic collaborations that recall a more adult contemporary re-envisioning of the type of sound Elliot Brood and the Acorn have had such great success touring the country with."
Aaron Levy - Civl Radio 101.7 FM - UFV