PREMIERE: Ari Joshua Releases New Single “Father Time” Feat. Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski & Soule Monde)

For years, Joshua has been one of those “musician’s musicians” who fly under the radar to the general public. Now, though, Joshua is determined to share his art with the world.  A deep catalog of recordings that feature such revered instrumentalists as four-time Grammy-winning artist Robert Glasper, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Delvon Lamarr, Skerik, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton of Soule Monde/Trey Anastasio Band will be issued in various configurations, documenting the spiritual journey of a prodigious talent all-consumed by his passion for music.

Joshua discovered expressive possibilities of improvised music through the Grateful Dead, and from there he performed and studied with his high school jazz ensemble. He earned a scholarship to the iconic temple of music education The New School in New York, NY. Upon graduation, he returned to Seattle and founded his music education institution, The Music Factory. Thirteen years later, The Music Factory employs over thirty local musicians and has taught thousands of young, aspiring performers. 

Joshua was a featured performer on Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Famer Stone Gossard’s (Pearl Jam) solo album, and legendary Santana drummer Michael Shrieve asked Joshua to be the lead guitarist of his band. Joshua’s own rock band, Big High, attracted the talents of Mad Season and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and REM guitarist Peter Buck.

Serious introspection has been the key to unlocking Joshua’s vault. “When I started to ask myself why I’m here, I began to get clarity,” he recalls. “One thing I realized is that I held music in such a high regard that I could never see tracks as finished. I also realized that I had I moved away from what I was meant to do. I’m here to make a musical cosmic connection with humanity!”

After all of these archivements he has returned with the release of his new single “Father Time”, a track that sees him jamming his way through the entire song with simple yet catchy melodies that soothes you and get you lost in the sound through its nearly 7 minutes runtime.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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