Joshua Ray Walker “Is On A Trajectory That Could Make Him One Of The Most Powerful Voices In Americana Music” (D Magazine) – Stunning Debut Out Friday

D Magazine profiled rising Dallas, TX singer and songwriter Joshua Ray Walker, whose stunning debut album Wish You Were Here is out Friday, and they see a bright future for the rising artist, saying he’s “headed towards a big break in 2019.”

About the album, D Magazine says “over the course of the record’s 13 tracks, Walker digs deep to carve out exquisite, wise-beyond-his-28-years lyrics that wrangle with themes of anxiety, loss, self-doubt, and loneliness, brought to life by his vulnerable, emotional vocals.”

They join a growing chorus of praise for Walker and the album, here’s what we’ve been hearing:

“Destined to be one of the year's finest records thanks to tracks such as ‘Canyon’ and ‘Working Girl,’ both of which are stunning examples of the way that Walker blends lyrics and melodies into tunes that will make you think, laugh and cry — or all three at once.”

-The Boot – 2019 Artist to Watch

“a lyricist gifted beyond his young years,”

-American Songwriter

“A promising young talent.”

-Wide Open Country

“The stories he tells have all the hallmarks of someone wise enough to not simply overcome their struggles but to learn from them as well.”

-Dallas Observer

Listen to album standouts/singles:


-“Last Call”

-“Working Girl”

-“Lot Lizard”

On Wish You Were Here, Walker mines uninhibited moments of truth and vulnerability, sharing pieces of himself with an effortless sincerity that is likely to make you laugh as easily as cry. He faithfully captures both the highs and lows of working class living through his incisive songwriting. It’s the type of debut album that will leave a lot of listeners asking, “where did this guy come from?”