Thursday, July 30th
as part of the Great Garden Escape series
5pm gates, 6pm show
Non-member tickets on sale now!
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Joshy Soul has hit his stride. He’s a singer-songwriter, producer, fashion model, and artist who found his comfortable medium amongst the things he knows best: art and soul. It’s a pairing that goes hand-in-hand from the first note to the last, first thread to final seam, and curtain draw to fall. And unsurprisingly his art and soul varies as much as the clothes he struts.
Calling Long Beach, California home, Joshy has seen some miles and soaked up every hint of inspiration possible. At an early age, gospel was one of the most important threads of his youthful fabric. His grandmother from New Orleans sang the hymns of the religious South all throughout their house and lit the fire in Joshy’s heart that would eventually manifest itself down the road. The clang of the piano, hallowing of harmonies, and an unpenetrable truth is what rings true in Joshy’s memory of those days. But as the years carried on, Joshy found himself in the midst of music’s finest that greater Los Angeles had to offer, fanning the flames that were already alight. Tori Kelly, YouTube sensation AJ Rafael, Phoebe Bridgers, and Moses Sumney were a few names in Joshy’s inner circle. The fire found it’s fuel when Moses and Joshy studied under Alex Boyé at Riverside Community College, which eventually transfigured itself as Joshy Soul.
It’s when Joshy finds himself in front of a piano that his art and soul conjoin. His approach is about as raw and authentic as his recording style: all at once or nothing at all, and the result is as varied as his inspiration. Hints of soul, nodes of Prince and Curtis Mayfield funk/dance, groovin’ R&B slow-jams, and Ray Charles-like blending of swing, jazz, blues, and even doo-wop. But his core is a John Legend-esque Motown vibe heard with award-winning trumpeter Kris Johnson on “We’re The Ones.” He has the vocal range in the league of ol’ timers like Nat King Cole and the stage strut of Smokey Robinson and Otis Redding.
The horizon looks promising for Joshy with a North American tour in October opening for The Teskey Brothers while also playing in their rhythm section as keyboardist and organist. A new album is also coming soon.
$12 Members, AARP & Youth (ages 4-12)
Children 3 and younger are free.
At the Gate:
$15 Members, AARP & Youth (ages 4-12)
Children 3 and younger are free.
**Tickets will be capped at 250 to allow for social distancing**
Admission may be purchased the night of at the gate, in advance online, or by visiting the Garden office:
Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.
E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be taken the night of. For online sales, members receive their discount at the check out screen once they sign in or register with the online sales program.
Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden. In order to keep guests safe and to maintain social-distancing we encourage you to explore our many acres and spread out into the various garden spaces.
Food & Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you. Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden.