We had the good fortune of connecting with Josh Hart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Josh, why did you pursue a creative career?
Choosing this career initially was a tough one since I was at the time so occupied with pursuing a career in sports. What i found though, was throughout the sleepless nights of teaching myself to play instruments and ignoring homework, singing and writing music was so natural to me. It gave me the ability to clear my head and my heart and start to spread stories of hope, heartbreak and healing. To me this was important but it was when I witnessed how it made those who generously took the time to listen feel that I knew this was the one and only path for me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The best part of being an artist is how much you stand out by simply being your authentic self. For me it was something that was surprising. I grew up listening to lots of R&B, Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop but when it came to writing my own music, I was shocked to realize the heavy alternative roots that it held. This is easily contributed to how in my teen years I began to obsess over bands like Linkin Park, Panic! At The Disco, & Fallout Boy, which eventually lead to me developing a craving for new artists and genres. Being Black & Native American in Colorado I found it troublesome to find a crowd that I felt entirely affiliated with since I was such an outlier. Though this was a struggle in my younger years I realize it’s what sets me apart. It should be noted that in the last two years I’ve dabbled in Hip-Hop and R&B attempting to return to my roots before I fully embark on my Indie Rock, Folk and Pop journey. The music I create is focused on lyricism, harmonies and honesty. Heartbreaks were the muse, and I always let it all out over top of my guitar & piano ballads. I hope to share my experiences with my listeners with the intention that they don’t feel alone in their pain, knowing that someone else has gone through something similar. With this in mind, when I’m high energy and happy on records, the listener and I can experience those highs together. Yes at times life is hard but we must always hope for what the future holds.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So let’s lay this out, I believe home is such a sacred place and with that being said for night when my best friend arrives we’re just gonna kick back and relax with a few brews. Catching up is essential after spending time apart. Over the next few days I’d love to visit coffee shops that I love such as Crema Coffee House in Denver, visiting other friends, hiking around Red Rocks, and visiting great breweries such as Prost in Denver. I typically like to lay low and spend time with friends and family to help keep me energized when I’m not exercising my creativity.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to shoutout EAZRON aka Easton Tillman! A great long time friend of mine who has always been a great musician, inspiration and contributor to a lot of my musical success. From my first Ep to music coming soon, he’s been there many steps of the way.
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