Joshua Klipp

Joshua Klipp

BandPopR&B

Biography

no single paragraph could begin to describe the bio of me, a cute little white guy who has now become his own one man boy band.

the story begins in a memphis, tennessee, hospital, where i was born on an elevator going up. after many years lingering in the alternately freezing or baking tundra of the midwest, cut to the present day where you'll find me spending my nights in a san francisco victorian flat with my puppy, and my days in a dance / recording studio (take your pick) or an office, depending on the alter ego i'm exercising that day.

i love music. i love to sing. my father directed gospel choirs, so the first strains to hit my infant ears were walter hawkins and andrae crouch. the LPs spinning on my parents janky turntable were earth wind and fire, aretha franklin's *spirit in the dark*, dionne warwick, and the 5th dimension. in grade school i learned about the beatles, and made my own music videos to *eight days a week* and *kansas city*. in high school i got the leads in the school musicals, and hated every moment of it. so i ran away to college and fronted a cover band. that was so much better.

later on i started a jazz band, and gigged all over san francisco with my trio who moonlighted as *mama's cousin* and backed me as the *klipptones*. man i miss those guys.

here i am now. it's been a long, hard, and beautiful road. my music is my soul, and i'm baring it to all of you. find your peace, create yourself, be true, and dream - always dream.

Lyrics

Little Girl

Written By: J. Klipp & K. Cloud

Saw your face, and I noticed a change in your eyes. You’d grown tired of all of the lies. It wasn’t worth the fight (the fight). Close to dying, you didn’t know how to stop trying. You held on. Almost drowned alive in the tears you cried, you broke down to a place so low

It’s not worth the sacrifice. You’ve heard that line a thousand times
But go find the life that treats you right. And let your heart be free, free

Hook
Little girl, sleep tonight. Dream about a new life so when you wake up, you won’t cry anymore. Little girl, don’t lose hope. As you break the chains he put on you, in time you’ll survive, and fly away.

Don’t be afraid. So much lies in your way. (It’s ok.)
You can fly in the face of what they say. Lose your pride but keep your faith.
Beautiful. You deserve all the love in this world. There’s no mirror reflecting your worth. Only tears of joy from now on, from now on.

It’s not worth the sacrifice. You’ve heard that line a thousand times
But go find the life that treats you right. And let your heart be free, free

(Hook)

Close your eyes and dream of a new world (3x)

(Hook)

Discography

Patience (EP 2006)

airplay on:
KFAI 90.3 FM (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
KOOP 91.7 FM (Austin)
96.5 LPFM Community Radio (Florida)
WJFF 90.5 FM (New York)
WRVU 91.1FM (Nashville)
KNON 89.3 FM (Dallas)
The Edge Radio Show (RGIN.ORG)