Oct 14 2017
Doors - 07:00 PM
Show - 08:00 PM

Josh Garrels - SOLD OUT!

with Strahan

Rio Theatre - 1205 Soquel Ave - Santa Cruz, CA



General Admission: Doors open at 7:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. All seating is general admission.

Early Entry: Doors open at 6:45pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. All seating is general admission.

VIP: VIP ticket includes first entry, a pre-show Q&A, and an autographed, limited-edition poster. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. All seating is general admission.


A native of Indiana, singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie-folk to hip-hop. After playing in punk bands during his teenage years, he fell under the spell of East Coast rap before college. In his early twenties, Garrels came into the Christian faith, which became a major thread in his musical journey. From the start of his career, Garrels has chosen to self-record, mix, produce, and distribute records without industry management or label representation, beginning with the lo-fi bedroom recordings Stonetree (2002), Underquiet (2003) and Over Oceans (2006). Possessed of a rich, soulful voice, he began to add more orchestral elements into his folk-based sound, sometimes rapping, sometimes crooning his complex but approachable songs. Many of the songs in Garrels’ catalogue evoke natural, visceral imagery, both from the Midwest where he was raised and attended college, and now from his home in Portland, Oregon.


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