Joshua Carswell

Joshua Carswell

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Joshua is a true "singer's-singer". A recent winner of Savannah's American Traditions Competition, his voice has taken him from The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall. Joshua's striking vocals and interpretive skill wield words and melodies that showcase his incredible ability to sing your heart out.

Biography

Joshua Carswell is an accomplished vocalist and frequent performer of commercial music, opera, and musical theatre. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Carswell graduated from Elon University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, garnering the university’s prestigious Presser Music Scholar award. He has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium as a guest soloist with the Annie Moses Band and the New American Choir and Orchestra, been a guest artist with the Savannah Philharmonic and made appearances with the Greensboro Opera and Symphony as well as the North Carolina Symphony. Mr. Carswell made his Grand Ole' Opry House debut this July.

Mr. Carswell’s exceptional interpretive skill has garnered national attention. He recently won the 2012 Grand Prize in the prestigious American Traditions Competition in Savannah, GA, and is a winner of state and regional levels of NATS for Classical and Musical Theatre. Mr. Carswell resides in Nashville, TN where he also teaches voice. He currently tours with the Top 10 Classical-Crossover Billboard charting artist, Annie Moses Band.

Lyrics

Heaven

Written By: Duke Ellington

Heaven, my dream; Heaven, divine; Heaven, supreme;
Heaven combines every sweet and pretty thing life would love to bring.
Heavenly Heaven to me is just the ultimate degree to be.

Blow, Gabriel, Blow

Written By: Cole Porter

Blow, Gabriel, blow,
Go on and blow, Gabriel, blow!
I've been a sinner, I've been a scamp,
But now I'm willin' to trim my lamp,
So blow, Gabriel, blow!

Oh, I was low, Gabriel, low,
Mighty low, Gabriel, low.
But now since I have seen the light,
I'm good by day and I'm good by night,
So blow, Gabriel, blow!

Once I was headed for hell,
Once I was headed for hell;
But when I got to Satan's door
I heard you blowin' on your horn once more,
So I said, "Satan, farewell!"

And now I'm all ready to fly,
Yes, to fly higher and higher!
'Cause I've gone through brimstone
And I've been through the fire,
And I purged my soul
And my heart too,
So climb up the mountaintop
And start to blow, Gabriel, blow

Blow, Gabriel, blow,
I want to join your happy band
And play all day in the Promised Land.
So blow, Gabriel, blow!

Discography

I Only Have Eyes For You (EP) (2012)
1. Heaven
2. I Only Have Eyes For You
3. Blow, Gabriel, Blow

Joshua Carswell (LP) (2013)
1. Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home
2. Lighthouse
3. I Only Have Eyes For You
4. Autumn Leaves
5. I Wish You Were Here
6. Heaven
7. Blow, Gabriel, Blow
8. Perks
9. You Look Good In Love
10. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
11. The Name of Blessing

Set List

Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home
You Look Good In Love
Perks
Lighthouse
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Autumn Leaves
I Wish You Were Here
Heaven
Blow, Gabriel, Blow
Nature Boy
I Only Have Eyes For You
The Name of Blessing