Josh Pierce Group

Josh Pierce Group

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The Josh Pierce Group is an earthy blend of acoustic soul that is both energetic and inspired. These veterans have pieced together an experience that seems to grab hold of you, and engulf your senses with something that is explosively entertaining, and thought provoking.

Biography

Songwriting in its purest form is the balance of telling a story without giving the audience anything superficial. Just as classical music in it’s honest approach with raw instrumentation and the delivery of substance to hungry ears can entice a listener to tears, so is the struggle of a good songwriter. Josh Pierce with all the winds of change that move him is a true student in this art. He was raised in the Memphis area and relied upon the fundamentals of blues and rock to teach him the sweet science that eludes so many, that delicate game of timing and talent.

He took a lot of direction from veterans of performance when moving to Shreveport, LA when he first began. “Opening yourself up to whatever you can learn is the most honest way to improve.” He says. Throughout several groups and partners in music Josh is ever evolving. Pouring his heart out onto paper, reflecting, and correcting as he grows, Josh is relentless in his need to find a place where his heart is heard.

After college and a small time with other groups, he began experimenting on the solo performance. Bridging that gap of a full rhythm section and the energy that comes from a large group of musicians into one wooden guitar and a voice. “Nothing is more challenging than bringing every scar and every smile into that live performance and infecting the people that support you with it.” He reflects.

As this journey continues his resolve is simply stronger than ever before. Living in the Augusta, GA area, he is poised to pave a road to Atlanta and build a place for his songwriting. We hope you’ll find Josh’s passion for perfection of his art that he weaves through his Tapestry of storytelling, to be as moving as the truth behind each note he delivers.

Lyrics

Disease

Written By: Josh Pierce

"Disease is a song I wrote reflecting what I saw working with the Developmentally Disabled at a State Facility for two years."
*Special Guest from The James Brown Band, Keith Jenkins played Electric guitar on this track.*

Disease

These plain walls
Are the memories I keep
For the tears I cannot weep
I'm bound by what I can't express
Restrained because of the emptiness in my head
At Least that's what they've said

Chorus
And I mumble the words that i cannot speak and I
Try to show them the heart beneath and I
Feel the drugs and the needle that sinks into the skin
That's not mine and I've
Seen the sunlight of better days and I've
spent the last years locked away
Into the solitary of my mind I gotta get away
You don't know me, know me
I'm just this disease
You don't know me, know me
I'm just this disease
No to you i'm just I'm just, Just this disease

V2.
I haven't seen sunlight for a week or two
And I'm strapped to this bed
But it's nothing new

Chorus
And I mumble the words that i cannot speak and I
Try to show them the heart beneath and I
Feel the drugs and the needle that sinks into
The skin that's not mine and I've
Seen the sunlight of better days and I've
Spent the last years locked away
Into the solitary of my mind i gotta get away

Bridge
Why does everybody stare at me that way
I'm still the same or have I changed, have i changed
I still tremble when it's cold I still, feel the pain
So why do you stare at me, from so far away...why?

Give Me Back

Written By: Josh Pierce

It's four in the morning
And I'm lying here awake
The Midnight air is only
Occupied
By the breath I take
I can hear for miles around
The calm that the evening made
And I'm running through my mind
But I'm cool on the outside
And you're too blame

Chorus
I could think of a thousand
Distractions to get me by
And I could hate every step
you take
But it's not my style
No No
Just give me back
Just give me back one more
Just give me back one more
Moment that I gave you
Cuz there's not enough to spare
Just give me back
Just give me back one more
Just give me back one more
feeling that I know is true
Cuz I'm running on empty here.

V2.

I'm sleepless in my
Curiosity
I'm restless and wondering
I'm tempted, entangled
Enticed and shackled to
What couldn't be

Bridge
I honor the words that you spoke
A long time ago in confidence
I forego mysteries that I haven't learned yet
And I'm empty somewhere inside
But a piece of you is still mine

Chorus once again.

Discography

2001 - Josh Pierce "For The Good Sons"
Among other songs that have been back cataloged:
"I thought about you today"
"Stay"
"Jennifer"
2003 - Josh Pierce (Shameless Promotions limited release)
Solo versions of:
When I'm Gone
Empty
At Least I Can Dream
In The Breech
Disease
This Love
2004 Josh Pierce Group Selftitled EP:
Disease
In The Breech

"Disease" & "In The Breech" are being played on-air at 95rock in Augusta, GA during Homegrown Local Hour. You can visit 95rock at www.95rock.com and click on the Homegrown link to find out how to request the Josh Pierce Group.

Set List

Shows can run 3 hours if necessary:

Original Tunes

The Voice
This Love
When I'm Gone
Disease
In The Breech
Sincerely Yours
Just Be
Celebrate
Empty
Your Life
Waste Away
Give me Back
Marvin
Capt. Morgan & Mr. Crown Royal (Bozo)
I Thought About You Today
Stay
Spring
At Least I can Dream
How did it come to this

Cover Songs
Old Love by Eric Clapton
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Feeling Alright by Joe Cocker
Fire and Rain by James Taylor
Have a little Faith in me by Joe Cocker