Dear Listener, This CD is a collection of demo recordings in preparation of a studio album. I had hoped to get into a studio before the year was out to release a well-polished CD. But unfortunately I found myself detained due to a hectic performance schedule and life's daily demands. The good news, however, is that there is great energy on here. I personally like my music a little rough around the edges, similar to my debut CD. This CD contains recordings from my home studio both live and multi-tracked, as well as location recordings and live performances. It's been three years since my debut release; I thought it would be fun to get something a little more up to date for your listening pleasure. I think you'll enjoy the variety. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Joshua Slamp Media Reviews: "This dude is very good at the guitar, though blues picking fans and George Bensonites might not fall into the same ear camp. But when his resonant vocals kick in it lassos things together." -Roctober Magazine #46 'There is something warm and familiar about Joshua Slamp's voice, but his album, Sketches, is largely instrumental. 'One to Remember' is a moving jazz/acoustic guitar instrumental, and Joshua shows off his full, strong voice on the second track, a bluesy folk song, entitled 'Dangerous.' The danceable, 'Irvington,' is a funky instrumental with a heady/spacey guitar sound performed with his band, Slampsquatch. On the Delta blues instrumental, 'Around the World,' Joshua shows solid musicianship, and the folk song, 'Home,' has a very memorable chorus and lyrics. 'Touche' is a bluesy instrumental with an affective breakdown, and the sultry ballad, 'What's Real,' has complex, introspective lyrics. 'A New' is a flowery, hippy folk instrumental, and is followed by a dirty, raw blues rock tune with a singing guitar called 'Letting Go.' The instrumental, 'Take A Hike,' is dancey, fun and funky with a cool organ-synth sound. 'Downhome Funk' is a 'jump up and dance' instrumental, and 'To The Edge I Walk' is a beautiful guitar ballad. Joshua Slamp has extremely clean guitar playing, and his album is a pleasure to hear!' -LooseyLucy's Headquarters.