Folk-rock singer-songwriter Joshua Dylan Balis is bringing his headlining WE’RE ON FIRE tour to the Skylark Lounge (140 South Broadway) in Denver, CO on Wednesday, June 15th. Touring in support of his recently released critically-acclaimed debut LP We’re On Fire (State Fair Records), Josh was hailed as an artist that recognizes ‘substance over style,’ (Dallas Morning News) and one with ‘profoundly existential depth to his lyrics’ (Holler). Josh will perform with Emery Adeline and Nina & The Moonlighters. Doors open at 7p.m. The show starts at 8p.m. Josh takes the stage for a full-band performance at 10p.m. Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/3x8tpPr.
Featured by American Songwriter, KETR “Notably Texan,” Folk N Rock, the Dallas Morning News, Holler, and The Bluegrass Situation, We’re On Fire (State Fair Records) combines Josh’s love for Americana-roots and folk-inspired Rock. Josh self-produced ten of the eleven songs and wrote all of the songs, shortly after experiencing an unexpected brush with death trying to make his way out of his Dallas apartment, after the building caught fire. In the days following that pivotal moment, he fully realized that we’re only given so much time, and like fuel to a fire, time eventually runs out.
We’re On Fire details Josh’s personal transformation since then, as he examines life’s choices, what ignites them, and contemplates finding purpose in an impermanent world. His deeply profound reflections and emotionally-affecting lyrics are thoughtful and have quickly garnered rave reviews with the Dallas Observer acknowledging the authenticity of the emerging songwriter’s riveting storytelling, lauding “a stunning example of what an artist can do when allowed to create in his own voice.”
Listen to We’re On Fire here.
Named a “jangly heartland rocker” (Dallas Observer) and a song “that immediately takes you back to another time” (Holler), Josh’s current radio single “Lydia” recently shipped to Triple A, Americana and Non-comm stations. “Lydia” follows Josh’s previously released songs “Stories” and title track “We’re On Fire” which quickly notched an impressive 52,000 streams on YouTube. View the “We’re On Fire” music video here.
Josh is signed to Dallas-based State Fair Records and grew up in a family of accomplished musicians including his grandmother Evelyn, who was a backup vocalist for Patsy Cline during her Hayride circuit, and his father Danny Balis, the co-owner of the Twilite Lounge music venue (Dallas / Fort Worth) and bassist of the band Bastards of Soul. For more information about Joshua Dylan Balis visit https://www.joshuabalis.com/.