Joselyn & Don

Joselyn & Don2022-06-23T22:38:14+00:00

Project Description

Similar Artists: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, The Handsome Family

Montana natives turned Angelenos, Joselyn & Don’s intoxicating music feels like a walk through mountain wildflowers and Southern California Joshua trees. Enter their wild garden – where blues, folk, and jazz form a dark understory illuminated with lyrical truth. Joselyn Wilkinson and Don Barrozo forage musical ideas from many sources and plant those seeds in rich Americana soil. These are deeply rooted songs reaching for new light.

Their 2020 debut album Soar was warmly received by critics and independent radio across North America, earning several charting positions and recognition in song contests such as Music City SongStar. The duo’s highly anticipated 2022 EP Seeds & Bones digs deep into modern roots with an urgency born of truth-seeking.

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Seeds & Bones (EP)
Release Date: October 7, 2022

Record Label: Paintbrush Records

On Seeds & Bones, Joselyn & Don excavate their collective past and deepest fears through blues, folk, and jazz to plant their hopes for the future. Joselyn Wilkinson says, “These songs grow out of our desire for something better, for our planet, our society, our spirits, and our desire to share who we are.” The album was mixed by Sven Martin, who has appeared with Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas, and Liz Phair as a musician and now writes and produces songs for TV and film.  Read more

Bio

Montana natives turned Angelenos, Joselyn & Don’s intoxicating music feels like a walk through mountain wildflowers and Southern California Joshua trees. Enter their wild garden - where blues, folk, and jazz form a dark understory illuminated with lyrical truth. Joselyn Wilkinson and Don Barrozo forage musical ideas from many sources and plant those seeds in rich Americana soil. These are deeply rooted songs reaching for new light.

Their 2020 debut album Soar was warmly received by critics and independent radio across North America, earning several charting positions and recognition in song contests such as Music City SongStar. The duo's highly anticipated 2022 EP Seeds & Bones digs deep into modern roots with an urgency born of truth-seeking.

Wilkinson is the founder of the women’s global fusion band, ADAAWE, who has toured extensively and appeared with luminaries such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Leanne Rimes. She previously released two independent albums and toured with her band Wild Roots in the 2000s. Barrozo, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer with many album credits, also serves as film editor for the long-running animated series “The Simpsons.”

Joselyn & Don’s live arrangements feature finger-picked guitar, tenor ukulele, and percussion, allowing Wilkinson's voice to shine through with strength and vulnerability, sometimes joined by Barrozo’s powerful harmonies. They connect with audiences with their warm and engaging show and have opened for artists including Willie Watson, Chris Pierce, and the Living Sisters. The duo sees their music as a powerful way to share truth, build community and support social and environmental efforts close to their hearts.

“Crystal clear and highlights the beautiful vocal of Joselyn as she displays gentle restraint and powerful delivery...A love of nature and keeping life in balance runs through these songs...” 

Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway

“In a stunning mountainside setting, the video brings the song to life in all its splendor. “Wayfarer’s Son” is a tale of responsibility and commitment, made beautiful by the duo’s fluid style.”

Americana Highways

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