Just Reach - Joel Cross - $15
DHR Player Joel Cross is fresh and entertaining like a pillow of folk on a bed of jazz funk. Poetic story telling combined with aggressive guitar playing transcends common musical ideals, encouraging you to reach for more. With an organic voice rooted in rhythm, groove, and imagination his, passion will reach out and touch you in your seat.
His debut album "Just Reach" is a collection of all those things Joel has aspired to since his youth. Growing up in a musical household he felt like there was a limit to his talent both as a guitarist and singer. This album is about realizing that their are no limits, only perceived walls. His title track "Just Reach" motivates you to reach for the stars and believe that you can grab them. His music shares a story of conquering your dreams by faith.
The songs were written from an earthy part of the artist's soul. They share stories of sadness that were changed to joy simply by faith. Joel says "Faith allows you to look past your current reality in search of a greater one. It encompasses all of me. All that I am and all that I do is rooted in faith."
Joel's approach to playing the guitar has always been guided by his ear. He uses disjunct melodies to create a rhythmic groove while singing a simple counter melody. These disjunct melodies reflect the chaos and doubt in our minds while the lyrical melody represent the simple truth that all you have to do is Just Reach.
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