Singer and Songwriter Joshua Ketchmark recently released “17” from his album ‘Under Plastic Stars’. “17” is a coming of age song with a relatable message that is fit for audiences of ages. While the song delivers a relaxed vibe, Joshua’s vocals awaken the spirit. While strumming hypnotic chords, the musician croons poetic lyrics that are delivered with the utmost clarity.
“17” is an emotive performance that strikes a chord with vivid imagery and relevant story-telling. Joshua brings fans a blend of sounds that encompass some of the best elements of rock music, folk, country and Americana. Joshua Ketchmark has been praised for his musicianship as well as his songwriting and after taking some time out to listen to “17”, the musicians critical acclaim should come as no surprise.
Joshua released the official music video for “17” which is now streaming on YouTube. The video is equally as engrossing as the song itself while presenting visually stunning representations. In the video we see, Joshua Ketchmark the multi-instrumentalist musician, the singer, the songwriter in his element which appears effortless. The setting is black and white, simple but effective in conveying the complexities of “17” with little distraction. The audience can do nothing else but get lost in the moment with this purposeful performance. Watch the music video for “17” below.
Watch Joshua Ketchmark 17 on YouTube
It is evident that Joshua places his heart on whatever stage he commands. “17” is revealing, realistic and brimming with emotion. The artist’s long history with music can be seen and heard without doubt.
Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Joshua Ketchmark’s introduction to music happened by way of a diverse set of influences often heard on the radio during the 80s as well as his parent’s own vinyl collection. Having discovered bands such as the Beatles, Queen and artists such as Prince on John Mellencamp, Joshua developed a passion for music.
Joshua is a self-taught guitarist who used his mother’s guitar to learn riffs which later evolved into songwriting and full-blown sessions. After playing local showcases and taking a win at a battle of the bands, he landed an opportunity to record in a studio a step that moved him forward towards producing his own music. Joshua’s career in music has been one that has taken him from Peoria, Illinois to Nashville, TN a hotbed for music, and Los Angeles, California where he has played at numerous popular venues.
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Having navigated through the industry in various capacities, Joshua Ketchmark landed many opportunities to work with big names in music such as Fuel, Jonny Lang, KISS, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and even Michael Jackson. While some of his gigs were behind the scenes, they eventually led to even more doors being opened and finally, a solo album titled ‘List of Regrets’. While Joshua’s debut album was a defining point for the musician as a solo artist, the best was yet to come.
Joshua went from playing gigs at smaller venues to headlining his own show at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset in LA. He has worked with a myriad of producers and engineers and has even given of his time to work with aspiring artists. After a break, the bi-coastal musician returned to the studio to hash out some more of his own work. “17” is the most recent single from Joshua Ketchmark’s album ‘Under Plastic Stars’. Learn more about Joshua Ketchmark by visiting the links below.