Joshua James

Joshua James

Folk Singer to Perform at Hansen

February 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Wesleyan University's Student Senate will present folk singer Joshua James on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington). Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free for IWU students. Tickets are $8 for the public and available at

Opening for James will be Illinois Wesleyan student Eddie Boyer, a musician from Normal who has competed in IWU Undercover performances.

Often compared to Bob Dylan and Neil Young, James is known for his intimate vocal style and bittersweet lyrics, often dealing with tragedy, religion and substance abuse. He has released two albums The Sun is Always Brighter (2008), and Build Me This (2009).

In addition to performances at Sundance, SXSW and CMJ, James has toured with John Mayer, David Gray and Ani DiFranco, winning legions of fans along the way. Paste Magazine named him one of their "Next 25 Artists You Need To Know."

Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960