Preview: Joshua MorrisonPosted by Nikki Benson
Joshua Morrison has one of the most melting, immobilizing voices ever. His voice is like Iron & Wine, only sexier. The delicate strumming of the guitar is a field of lilies laid between lovers, and Morrison’s words create the vivid images of those lovers running towards each other. Joshua Morrison is a dream sequence; slow motion, but not too corny.
I could write a thousand woulds about how The Tractor Tavern could be filled with a thousand ladies, but it almost seems disrespectful to reduce Joshua Morrison to nothing more then ear candy. Joshua Morrison is a soldier. Political statements will not be on the pages of SSG, but Morrison’s vocation is relevant because the emotion that such being a soldier brings to this singer is spattered throughout his music.
In the song “Home,” the listener would have to be devoid of human feelings if tears weren’t evoked. “Home” is a first person address to Morrison’s love to let her know that he is coming home. “Oh my God, I nearly died. When I saw you in that dress, I felt alive for the first time since I left home.” … … … DAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! Anyone can relate to or have empathy for someone who is kept away from the person they love. That relief and gratitude to finally be with them has got to be amazing. To be able to share in that type of raw emotion with someone is a gift, and this is going to be an amazing show.