Joshua James, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, has been called a singer-skater-songwriter. Now based in Utah, he's been gaining notice all over with a whispering voice that seems to get inside your mind and songs that take on big themes of family and spirituality. Joshua's new album, "From the Top of Willamette Mountain," was written and recorded in Oregon, with songs reflecting the values of self-sufficiency and living off the land. "The world doesn’t need another love song, so I try to sing about more serious topics. I think that’s why people have responded, because of the honesty," Joshua says. Joshua James never envisioned music as a career, and that may be precisely why his is blossoming. Instinctive songcraft, the idiosyncratic beauty of his vulnerable vocals and the unflinching human quest of his lyrics ensure Joshua James a place among the most compelling of singer-songwriters for years to come.