Cornwall’s Josiah Gillespie is an innovative singer-songwriter, creating striking folk-pop songs filled with honesty, hope, and that all-important melody…
From Neil Young to Ryan Adams to Death Cab For Cutie, the heroes of the genre leave their mark on his music as much as the relationships that inspired it. The result is folk-pop; carved out of wood to an immaculate finish, but allowing the grain and knots of its material to shape it.
Continuing to play to intimate crowds and at grassroots-level events, Josiah recently signed to Birmingham label Zang Productions. Almost one person at a time, this personal music is going public – and it’s going to stay there.
The debut album from Josiah Gillespie - "The Ache And Answer" - is available now!
Gillespie headed to the quiet depths of the Welsh countryside to record these songs and ended up with post-surf beach-fire anthems, brooding diary entry ballads and uninhibited explosions of joyful, soulful folk.
Zang artists have been featured a lot during the last month on Brumcast, a birmingham based podcast playing non-genre specific music from the West Midlands...
Brumcast 157 'Graveyard Banter' - Listen Here
Named after the Ickberg track, this Brumcast features Ickberg as well as Benjamin Blowers 'Ringing The Bell For The Last Time'
Brumcast 156 'Blood On The Doorframe' - Listen Here
Named after the Benjamin Blower track, he is then accompanied by Josiah Gillespie with his track 'Between The Lines'
Brumcast 155 'Where has the money gone?' - Listen Here
Benjamin Blower makes is 3 in a row, this time with the track 'I See Trouble Round The Bend', Josiah Gillespie joins him again with the track '70 x 7'