Joshua Seymour is a storyteller, an interpreter, and can captivate an audience in any situation.

Having spent the last few years as co-songwriter in Melbourne alt-country band Cherrywood, Seymour has come out swinging with a set of his own songs, and his debut Rope Tied Hope (recorded in Texas), see’s him put his own Australian spin on Americana.

Drawing from personal experiences – sometimes hilarious, often poignant fictional accounts – he brings an honesty and frankness to his songs. His distinctive, enigmatic vocal style and unique take on finger picking on both Guitar and Mandolin should see this burgeoning talent considered one of Australia’s most exciting songwriters.

On debut single ‘Two Or Few’, Seymour has crafted a modern tune wrapped in a timeless tinge of melancholy and nostalgia. The accompanying film clip, directed by Chris Matthews (Batpiss, Cosmic Psychos, Cherrywood), was shot in rural Victoria and features its vast, roaming landscape.

Seymour is a traditionalist who has immersed himself in the old-timey standards of dust-bowl era American folk and blues recordings. His music has a compellingly plaintive quality that harks back to a bygone era of a classic older rural performer.

Lucky Buck Records brought in Grammy award-winning engineer David Willingham and producer Robert Jason Vandygriff to contribute to the LP.

Rope Tied Hope is out now on Lucky Buck Records.

JOSHUA SEYMOUR LIVE ON THE ‘ROPE TIED HOPE’ EAST COAST TOUR DATES:

Thu 23 Jul
Gasoline Pony, Sydney NSW

Fri 24 Jul
The Front, Canberra ACT

Sun 26 Jul
Petersham Bowls Club, NSW

Thu 30 Jul
The Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD

Fri 31 Jul
The Upfront Club, Maleny QLD

Sat 1 Aug
Treehouse, Byron Bay NSW

Sun 2 Aug
Shady Pines, Sydney NSW

Fri 14 Aug
Spotted Mallard, Melb VIC

Sun 16 Aug
Barwon Club, Geelong VIC

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