“Destined To Be One Of The Year's Finest Records” (The Boot) Joshua Ray Walker’s Debut Out January 25th

The Boot has begun rolling out their picks for 2019 “Artists to Watch,” and Texas singer and songwriter Joshua Ray Walker is one of the first artists announced. Joshua will release his debut album, Wish You Were Here, on January 25th via State Fair Records.

The Boot says of Joshua:

“Texas up-and-comer Joshua Ray Walker is the definition of an old soul. Having started his life as a musician by gigging with touring bands in high school, Walker has seen a lot in his 28 years, and that hard-earned wisdom shines through his evocative lyrics. On Jan. 25, Walker will release his debut full-length album, Wish You Were Here, and it's 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 joins a rapidly growing list of press with praise for Joshua. American Songwriter calls Joshua “a lyricist gifted beyond his young years,” and Wide Open Country says he’s “a promising young talent.”

Listen to album standouts/singles:

-“Canyon”

-“Last Call”

-“Working Girl”


On Wish You Were Here, Joshua 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?”

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