[Spotlight] ‘Into The Blue’ release party
Josh King is a singer-songwriter based in Greensboro and is set to release his first debut album “Into The Blue” on Aug. 17 at the Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro.
King is probably most well-known as the guitarist, keyboardist, and vocals for the band The Ends. King has also played in other local groups such as House of Fools, Roseland and Carri Smithey. Some members from those bands will join him at the Blind Tiger to show their support for his solo venture.
King said the album name “Into The Blue” came from one of its 11 songs off the album that bears the same name.
“The song has a lot of meaning to it,” he said. “I wrote the song during two separate times; I wrote the first half of the song when I was going through some stuff. I was a little down and out, kind of given up on a lot of stuff and quit writing songs, that is why I didn’t finish this song. I wrote the second half and made a couple of changes and decided to have a better life.”
King describes “Into The Blue” as “all over the place.”
“I tried to write an album that is true to me,” he said. “I wasn’t looking to try and sound like a certain thing, and I think I pulled it off. As far as listening to it, people will find a little bit of everything in it. If you like music, I hope that there is at least one song on the album that you will like.”
The release party at the Blind Tiger starts at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. King’s band is composed of Jordan Powers on guitar/ vocals, Eddie Walker on drums/vocals, Joel Kiser on guitar, Josh Coe on bass and David Thurlow on keys. Opening for King are singer-songwriters with country and local roots, Carri Smithey and Caleb Caudle. As for King’s genre, he would describe himself as alternative rock with rock ’n’ roll, country and punk as his other influences.
“Basically the album is kind of an ode to all my past bandmates from the 20 years I have been playing,” he said. ‘It has a little bit of every one of those bands in it.”
The release party at the Blind Tiger costs $10, and tickets can be purchased online at www. theblindtiger.com/. For more information about Josh King, visit his Facebook www.facebook.com/joshkingnc/, Instagram or Twitter pages (@joshkingnc).