Folk-rock singer-songwriter Joshua Dylan Balis brings their WE’RE ON FIRE headlining tour to the Skylark Lounge (140 South Broadway) in Denver, CO on Wednesday, June 15. Touring in support of his recently critically acclaimed debut album We’re On Fire (State Fair Records), Josh has been hailed as an artist who recognizes “substance over style” (Dallas Morning News) and a with “a deep existential depth to his lyrics” (Holler). Josh will perform with Emery Adeline and Nina & The Moonlighters. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Josh takes the stage for a sold-out concert at 10 p.m. Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/3x8tpPr.
Featured by American songwriter, KETR “Notably Texan”, Folk N Rock, the Dallas Morning News, Holler and The Bluegrass Situation, We’re On Fire (State Fair Records) combines Josh’s love of American roots and folk-inspired rock. Josh self-produced ten of the eleven songs and wrote all of the songs, shortly after experiencing an unexpected touch of death while trying to get out of his Dallas apartment after the building caught fire. In the days following that pivotal moment, he fully realized that we only had a limited amount of time, and like fuel to a fire, time runs out.
we are on fire details Josh’s personal transformation since then, as he examines life’s choices, what ignites them, and contemplates finding purpose in an impermanent world. His deeply profound reflections and emotionally touching lyrics are thoughtful and quickly garnered rave reviews with the Dallas Observer acknowledging the authenticity of the emerging songwriter’s captivating storytelling, praising “an amazing example of what an artist can do when he is allowed to create in his own voice”. .”
Listen We’re on fire here.
Dubbed a “jangly heartland rocker” (Dallas Observer) and a song “that immediately takes you back to another time” (Holler), Josh’s current radio single “Lydia” was recently released to Triple A stations, Americana and Non-Comm. “Lydia” follows the songs “Stories” and the title track “We’re On Fire” by Josh, which quickly racked up an impressive 52,000 streams on YouTube. Watch the clip “We’re On Fire” here.
Josh is signed to Dallas-based State Fair Records and grew up in a family of accomplished musicians, including his grandmother Evelyn, who was backing vocalist for Patsy Cline on her Hayride circuit, and his father Danny Balis, co-owner of the Twilite. . Lounge music venue (Dallas / Fort Worth) and bassist of the band Bastards of Soul. For more information on Joshua Dylan Balis, visit https://www.joshuabalis.com/.