Tuesday, May 21, 2013

World Cafe Live (Downstairs)
Philadelphia, PA

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World Cafe Live (Downstairs)
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Phone: (215) 222-1400
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Joshua Radin Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $40.00 Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations, notably the rootsy-pop “Id Rather Be With You” (from Simple Times, which topped the iTunes album chart at #1 and hit ‘top 10’ in ten different countries.) The hushed, emotionally raw “Winter” and "Closer"(2006” We Were Here”) won a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Radin’s compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol and House. To date his songs have been used more than 100 times in various films and television shows making him a ‘behind the scenes’ artist whose music is heard most everywhere. In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres asked Joshua to perform at her wedding. Radin said “I played six of my songs and Ellen and Portia just sat right in front of me looking at each other, crying, and looking at me. I actually teared up a little—that’s never happened to me before.” Live performances have always been Radin’s lifeblood. After stints as a screenwriter in New York and as an inner-city art teacher in Chicago, he moved to Southern California to test the waters as a musician. “More than drawing, I taught those kids in Chicago a general perspective of the world—looking at something and not being overwhelmed. And it’s how I’ve always looked at life,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to wake up every day and have the opportunity to be creative, to express what’s going on in my head and heart, and to be able to connect with the world in that way. I may have started playing music later in life than my peers, but I love living with the idea that it’s never too late.” When his father gave him a guitar on a whim for his birthday, Radin taught himself how to play. He then upgraded to covers of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, and Elliott Smith. Soon after, in 2004, he wrote his first song, “Winter,” about a fractured relationship with his longtime girlfriend.
Ticket Price: $40.00
Door Time:6:30pm
Show Time:8:00pm
Ages:All Ages

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