Joseph St. John is a true Solo-Artist from every perspective.
On his 2018 debut EP, No Second Chances, Joseph St. John shows what one person can accomplish with a focused vision and relentless persistence. All songs (lyrics and music) on the No Second Chances EP were written by Joseph St. John (JStJ). All vocals and all instruments were performed and played by JStJ. All audio engineering, recording, tracking, mixing and mastering by JStJ. With insightful, emotionally engaging lyrics and a sound all his own, Joseph St. John’s No Second Chances is a pure example of, “one man and his music”.
From the first downbeat of the EP’s opening track, “Missed Opportunity”, it has a sound all its own. Nothing cookie-cutter or over produced, just right to the point. The downbeat is quickly followed by the opening lyric, “I saw Jesus hitchhikin’ on the side of the road, holdin’ a sign that asked, goin’ up?”
As for songwriting, Joseph said, “It’s all about the song, no amount of production or polish can fix a poorly written song. You’ve got to start with something special.”
Joseph goes on to showcase his approach with the remaining tracks including “Shaky Ground”, “Time Is All I Have” and “A Better Man”. Proving that the art of music is alive and well.
Born in Illinois, Joseph has steadily gravitated south his entire life and has called Texas his home for the past 17 years. Musically, starting out with piano lessons at the age of 7, and adding vocals, guitars, drums and more over the years, he has become a “one man wrecking crew” multi-instrumentalist.
“It’s all on me. If you love it or hate it, you know who to call, laughs Joseph.”
An all original Country music sound from Joseph St. John’s head, to his hands, to your ears, courtesy of 711 Records.