Josiah Venter
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Josiah Venter

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | SELF

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | SELF
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Traversing familiar territory with a guitar case grasped in one hand and an ever-packed suitcase in the other, Josiah Venter embarks upon the colossus of New York. The single “I Want Some Music,� asserts Venter’s baritone/tenor as an awakening new voice bound for the heights of the city’s shake, rattle and roll. The energy radiating from his six-string confirms a genuine folkster, yet a folkster not afraid to call upon Sinatra-inspired showmanship.

A New Haven native, Venter is a troubador who has learned the humble pleasantries of rural Ohio, the cosmopolitan maze of Buenos Aires, and the monotony of cooking eggs in Idaho’s mythical Sun Valley – and now all roads lead to the inspiring streets of Brooklyn. No wonder his 12-song debut full-length It’s About Time covers a wide range of sonic territory.

It’s About Time concentrates over a decade’s worth of guitar and songwriting experimentation. Recorded with a veteran producer and full band at Go-Go Studios in Richmond, Va., It’s About Time traces Venter’s never-ending exploration through a multitude of genres. The funk-laced “Mojo� reassures Venter’s willingness to venture from the ordinary singer-songwriter niche, while “Sawtooth Motel� and “It’s About Time� catch him in the accessible element of singing over glorious acoustic chords.