Josh Lake Debuts “Across 110th Street”
Local Multi-Instrument Musician Releases Debut Funk Rock Album
Lake House Studios is pleased to announce the release of debut Funk Rock album “Across 110th Street” on July 1, 2013 by Josh Lake, an up and coming local artist from the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Digging out his inner James Brown, “Across 100th Street” creates a loose concept of an individual’s life journey, growing up in Harlem, NYC in the mid 1970’s. Harkening back to classic Motown, Rock, 70’s soul, funk and blues, Josh Lake delivers a debut album in the manner of Lenny Kravitz that will make heads turn and ears listen.
Over the past 9 months Josh has been working on this record, and he has accomplished what many would consider the impossible: as writer, arranger, recording engineer, producer as well as playing all the instruments on the album and mixing the entire record himself,
“I decided that if I was ever going to release music, I was going to have to do it myself”.
Having taken an audio production program in Montreal and with a lot of dedication, hard work and the grace of God, Josh was able to accomplish this feat and push himself to his limits.
“Making this record started out as something I wanted to do for me, because I love music. But as I got further and further into production it began taking on a life of its own. The songs were no longer just for me, but for everyone. My hope for this record is that people would connect with the songs, that they could be a soundtrack to people’s lives and if one person connects to it and feels the music, then it’s worth it!”
Josh has played lead guitar, drums and bass for a wide variety of artists and lead Contemporary Rock worship bands throughout the East Coast and across Canada for the past 10 years. He has had two previous bands in that genre, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy his hunger for his love of MUSIC.
While retreating to the British Isles in the winter of 2011, his experiences there breathed new life into his spirit and musical soul; walking the grounds of the ancient world of Stonehenge, drinking hand pumped bitter ale in a 300 year old pub in Belfast, standing on the basalt rock formations at Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and wrecking his Toms® climbing the ruins of Dunluce Castle where Led Zepplin took their inner album photo for Houses of the Holy.
Inspiration came swiftly and he realized that it’s not about what you say you’re going to do, it’s about doing, about making music that matters, touching people’s lives in meaningful ways…..it’s about what you leave behind.
Across 110th Street is currently available for sale on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and wherever you buy digital music. Preview his music on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/album/across-110th-street/id668793679