Joseph Arthur writes gorgeous folk-rock songs with terrific lyrics. His work over 9 full length CDs and a host of EPs is uniformly strong.
But if this advance track from his upcoming CD Ballad of Boogie Christ (due June 11 on the Lonely Astronauts label) is an indicator of things to come, we could be looking at one of 2013's best releases. And we certainly now have one of the most effective videos I've seen in quite awhile.
"All the Old Heroes":
Play this video 2-3 times and elevate your spirit. I can't get enough of this song!
If you aren't familiar with the music from this Akron Ohio native, now residing in New York, there's a free (!) download of his 24 song LP Redemption City available here: Redemption City.
Artist web page: http://www.josepharthur.com/