“I know what you’re thinking… Oh, Jesus, not another lovesick troubadour with a guitar and delusions that he’s actually doing anything original. I’m not gonna bullshit you. I know you read tons of these lame bios and I know they all sing the same song: You should listen to [fill in the blank with whatever lo-fi, sob-story, hipster band/artist that this blog or that website is crazy about these days], because they’re the future of music.”
Josh Damigo knows he’s not that. More importantly, he knows you’re not a fool!
(This is part of the coolest bio we have ever seen from an artist)
It was so awesome to have singer/songwriter JOSH DAMIGO back on the show! The last time Mark and I caught up with Josh, he’d had his car broken into, was homeless, had holes in his jeans with just enough pocket change to get a Starbucks Coffee! How things have turned around for him!
During the 2 hour show, Josh talked on various topics, but most importantly , how his previous appearance on BUTTERFLIES RADIO and how the BR BUMP has taken him to new heights and brought him to where he is now! Lol
How Josh has grown in a year, he now has a wonderful home in San Diego, brand new jeans from American Eagle and an awesome new album under his belt!!!! The only complaint about life at the moment is that he can’t get his roommate to do the dishes!!!
Josh told us some wonderful stories about various people that have touched his life including RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT and JIM CROCE to name but a few! Josh has this amazing blog where he writes about his experiences. Some are funny, some awe inspiring stories and some that hit a bit close to home: http://joshdamigo.com/ I think that is why Josh is such a good songwriter as he is able to put his thoughts on paper in a way that makes the reader want to read more, and this rolls over into his music making the listener what to hear more!
We spoke a lot about his new album HOPE which was helped funded by his fans through KICKSTARTER http://www.kickstarter.com/ he also thanks moving to L.A and breaking up with a girl to inspire the making of this album! Seriously though, this is an amazing album with 17 wonderful tracks! I am looking forward to receiving my physical copy! Hint hint! Lol
If you have never heard of JOSH DAMIGO before, Josh assures us that by the end of the year he is going to be FAMOUS! Please take the time to listen to this show and hear Josh for yourself, listen to his music, and give him the support that he deserves! http://www.butterfliesradio.com/home/twitter-tuesday-live/
MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH ME
DON’T LOSE HOPE
Check out JOSH DAMIGO’S main web page http://joshdamigo.wordpress.com/
Here are a few of my favourite blog posts – check them out:
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS http://joshdamigo.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/the-kindness-of-strangers-15/
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER BURGLARY http://joshdamigo.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/another-day-another-burglary/
Below are some of the things we touch upon during the show:
LESTAT’S in SAN DIEGO this is where you can find JOSH DAMIGO playing live every month! http://www.lestats.com/main.htm
RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT
Read the story about how Josh met about Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Thank you Josh for once again joining us on the live show. It was great catching up with you again and talking about what you have achieved over the last year! I know you will keep growing and one day will get where you want to be. Mark and I will continue to give you the support you deserve. Good luck with the album HOPE! Hope to see you in L.A next year!
I will leave you with some words from JOSH DAMIGO
“YOU’LL NEVER KNOW IF YOU DON’T KEEP TRYING
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW IF OU DON’T KEEP FIGHTING
ALL I KNOW IS YOU CANT LOSE HOPE”
(Part of the lyrics from one of the songs off the HOPE album called of course “Don’t Lose Hope”)
During the show we also featured the following songs most of whom are all new to the BUTTERFLIES RADIO rotation:
SHE LOVES SEVEN – ALL DRIED UP
KID FELIX – CLASS ACTION SATISFACTION
DEER PARK AVENUE – MILLIONARE (Carol’s Song of the week)
FIRST IN SPACE – GODDAMN SHAME
COLIN LILLIE – NEW LAND
RADIO DRIVE – NORTHERN HEIGHTS (next week’s guest)