Few musicians have the ability to make you want to hear more of what they're offering. Whether they convict you lyrically, impress you with their fresh style, or get you grooving along with them, their charisma keeps you coming back for more. As one of the latest, most promising artists, Joshua Sturgeon delivers all of the above. He traces his humble beginnings back to junior high. These were awkward years for everybody, but in learning guitar Joshua discovered a medium by which to express his creativity and relate to others. "I was shy about singing in front of people, but that didn't stop me from squeaking my way through songs in the basement"-he says with a smile-"through the influence of my brother, Michael, I learned how to improvise and be comfortable with spontaneity; it opened up a whole new world to me." Since then he has been honing his songwriting abilities, in an effort to bridge the gap between audience and performer. Are you tired of music that sounds like it's been manufactured by an assembly line? Joshua Sturgeon breaks away from being just another singer/songwriter added to the industry's list. His thoughtful lyrics address topics ranging from the subtleties of daily life to the weighty issues of love and redemption. Onstage, Joshua's skillful guitar-work and passionate vocals are fronted by an ability and desire to engage audiences of all sizes. His humor and winsome personality make for a rare performance: undeniably entertaining and profoundly personal. "I love to meet people where they're at" he explains, "whether it's rock bottom brokenness, or mountaintop cheerfulness, I want to learn from you!". Don't hesitate to come out and introduce yourself to this performer, in the meantime he will be doing.