LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN JANUARY 19th

Joseph will be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, January 19th. Be sure to tune in!

 

CAMERON CROWE ON JOSEPH ARTHUR, USA TODAY December 21st, 2011

Have you been to any shows this year that affected you?

Cameron Crowe: Yes. I'd say Joseph Arthur at the Troubadour. He was great. I think the guy would be successful in any era, because he puts his heart out there. And even though it was a small club -- packed, but small -- maybe in another era he would be playing a much bigger place. But it didn't matter to him. He was giving it everything, and painting too, onstage. This guy is not wasting one element of the musical experience. He's giving his fans everything and just putting it out there with no second-guessing. That was probably the best show I've seen this year -- that and PJ in Toronto.Joe lives near me, and he always says he's going to take me to get a tattoo. He's covered in tattoos.

I would trust in Joe. Would he create the tattoo? Would it be his art?

CC: I don't know! (Laughs)

 
 
MIDWESTERN BASEMENT TO CARNEGIE HALL
Jonathan Cohen is the music booker on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and a former writer and editor at Billboard and wrote a beautiful prelude to Joseph's show on November 11th at Carnegie Hall. Read it here!
 
JOSEPH ARTHUR ON MOUNTAIN STAGE
Joseph's Mountain Stage episode is scheduled for broadcast on November 11th. Airtimes vary by station, a complete list of which can be found here. Next week the set will be posted at NPR.org/mountainstage and archived for continued access.
 
JOSEPH ARTHUR INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE ON ETOWN
Joseph stopped by Etown, a weekly radio broadcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. Joseph's performance is airing on their web site from October 26, 2011 - November 1, 2011. Tune in!! Joseph's performance and interview starts at 29 minutes in.
 
'COOL FOR SCHOOL' COMPILATION TO BENEFIT THE LUNCHBOX FUND
Joseph recorded and donated his cover version Neil Young's "Keep On Rocking In The Free World" to a compilation called 'Cool for School' to benefit of The Lunchbox Fund. The album curated by Gift Horse Project founder Rain Phoenix, brings together an eclectic group of pivotal artists covering "school themed" songs. 100% of the profits go to The Lunchbox Fund charity. Founded by Topaz Page-Green in 2005, The Lunchbox Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a daily meal for disadvantaged and at-risk students in South African township high schools. Click here for more information and to stream and purchase the release!

 

PAINTING OF THE MONTH
We will be featuring a Joseph Arthur original painting each month. These paintings are for sale on a first come first serve basis in Joseph's Official Store. The painting pictured right is November's painting of the month. Check back each month for a new featured painting!

Be sure to visit MOMAR: The Museum of Modern Arthur

 

WATCH VIDEOS

JOSEPH ARTHUR VIDEOS FROM PEARL JAM'S 20th ANNIVERSARY
In celebration of Pearl Jam's twenty-year anniversary, the band hosted and headlined a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. Joseph was invited to perform both days!

Check out videos of Joseph's songs "In the Sun" and "When the Fire Comes" performed with Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron and Mike McCready on September 4th!

 

WATCH VIDEO
NEW VIDEO: "CALL"
A new video for "Call", the fourth video in an ongoing series from ‘The Graduation Ceremony,’ was just released in the U.S. and can be seen at Joseph's Official YouTube Channel!
 
NEW T-SHIRTS/POSTCARD SET
Pre-order any of three new t-shirts and receive an instant 4-song 'The Graduation ceremony Live' EP!

Postcard sets are also available for sale in Joseph's online store.
 

WORLD PREMIER VIDEO: "LOVE NEVER ASKS YOU TO LIE"
Just released is a brand new video for "Love Never Asks You To Lie", the third video in an ongoing series from ‘The Graduation Ceremony,’ and marks Joseph’s first time directing toddlers - his nephew Cyrus and his girlfriend, Hayden, who lives in the same building. “They’re really in love,” says Joseph. “At first, it was difficult directing them – but now that Cyrus has seen it, he wants to be in another video. He thinks he’s a star!”

 

JOSEPH ARTHUR PERFORMING WITH JIMMY FALLON & THE ROOTS
Joseph was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 20th and performed the single from the album ‘The Graduation Ceremony' entitled "Almost Blue" along with The Roots.

Check the video here.

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JOSEPH ARTHUR IN CONCERT
NPR is broadcasting a complete Joseph Arthur concert originally recorded at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. Songs include "Out On A Limb", "Horses", "Almost Blue", "Watch Our Shadows Run", "Midwest", "Gypsy Faded", "Face In The Crowd", and "Love Never Asks You To Lie." Tune in here!

 

JOSEPH ARTHUR IN CONCERT
The World Cafe will be re-broadcasting Joseph Arthur's recent visit to the World Cafe on Thursday, August 18th, 2011. National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. You can find your local station at this link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu....…or, worldwide, fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream here! Mark your calendars!

 

SONG OF THE DAY AT KEXP
"Gypsy Faded" from ‘The Graduation Ceremony' is part of KEXP's Song of the Day podcast this week! For more information, click here!

SONG OF THE DAY AT KCRW
KCRW has picked "Someone To Love" from ‘The Graduation Ceremony' as Today's Top Tune! Visit the KCRW site where you can listen and download the track for free!

Check it out here!

 

INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH ARTHUR AT FLAVORWIRE
Flavorwire caught up with Joseph in the midst of a ten-show run at NYC’s Living Room to talk about ‘The Graduation Ceremony', learn about his favorite collaborations, discuss his painting career, and discover his most surreal moment (hint: it involves Lou Reed and Dolly Parton). You can control the interview in the player by clicking on the question of your choice to receive an immediate response!

Check it out here!

 
JOSEPH ARTHUR PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON WNYC
Joseph Arthur stopped by the WNYC Studios on June 7th for an interview and live performance. Arthur set out to make a minimal, acoustic album for his first full-length solo release since 2006. But that’s not quite how “The Graduation Ceremony” turned out. Arthur explains how the album snowballed into something epic, and performs his new songs in their original, acoustic incarnation. Check it out HERE!
 

'THE GRADUATION CEREMONY' OUT NOW!
Joseph's new record 'THE GRADUATION CEREMONY' is out now! Pick it up at the following places!

iTUNES | AMAZON | JOSEPH'S STORE | JOSEPH ARTHUR DOWNLOADS

'THE GRADUATION CEREMONY' OUT NOW!
NPR has a nice write-up on Joseph and 'The Gradution Ceremony at NPR.org. Check it out here!

 
JOSEPH ARTHUR ART EXHIBITION AT THE GERSHWIN HOTEL, NYC JUNE 2nd - 30th, 2011
 

ROLLING STONE FRANCE GIVES 'THE GRADUATION CEREMONY' 4 OUT OF 5 STARS!
"Like his musical brothers Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, Joseph Arthur seems to have put an end to the Fistful of Mercy chapter. Or maybe not so succinctly. At least that's how we felt when listening to most songs on The Graduation Ceremony, whose acoustic-driven tone underlines the emotional impact of Vanity Fair's favorite songwriter. To start, "Out on a Limb" and especially "Horses", with its elegant chord arrangement - elements which jumped out in the trio's debut album - confirm the predominant role of Arthur  in Fistful of Mercy, both vocally and with respect to composition. Only slightly drifting from the "atmospheric folk" genre (in the song "Over the Sun"), our man delivers consistent magic, (we'd cite "Face in the Crowd" as one of our favorites) delicately brought to life by Joseph himself and co-producer Joh Alaiga. It goes without saying that this album will be on repeat for the next six months to come." -A.G.

Read another review from NPR

 

WORLD PREMIER VIDEOS FROM 'THE GRADUATION CEREMONY'
Check out the world premier of two new videos from the upcoming release 'The Graduatiion Ceremony' due out May 23rd!

Two videos have been released both for the song "This Is Still My World". A couple of years ago, Paste called Arthur one of The 100 Greatest Living Songwriters.This new record is evidence that his name should be higher on that list! You stream the entire album before it’s available in stores starting next week. Check out the Paste Magazine web site where you will find this video:

Also be sure to check out Aux TV where there is a different video also for the track "This Is Still My World."

 
  NEW ALBUM: THE GRADUATION CEREMONY - OUT NOW!!

“There’s nothing to do in the Midwest but dream,” sings Joseph Arthur on The Graduation Ceremony.  Co-produced by John Alagia and Joseph, the release marks Arthur’s first solo album since Nuclear Daydream (2006) and follow up to Fistful of Mercy, his 2010 collaboration with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison.  “I wanted to make something simple,” says Joseph, who originally planned to release the project as a duo with the album’s drummer, the legendary Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, John Lennon).  The Graduation Ceremony began as a minimally produced, acoustic album of classic songwriting that grew to be an elegantly orchestrated, haunting body of work.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TRACK LISTING

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  JOSEPH'S TUMBLR BLOG
Check out Joseph's Tumbr Blog to see exclusive paintings, poetry and hear exclusive music!
 
 

JOSEPH ARTHUR ART EXHIBIT IN NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 2011
In collboration with Suzanne Tremblay and the Gershwin Hotel, Joseph will be exhibiting his artwork at the Gershwin Hotel throughout the month of June starting on June 2nd through June 30th. The Opening Reception will be held on June 9th from 6 - 8pm, artist in attendance. The Gershwin Hotel is located at 7 West 27th Street in New York City.

Click here for more info!

 
     
  JUST ANNOUNCED: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Joseph Arthur has just been announced as part of the 2011 ACL line-up! Click here to see Joseph's artist page.
Buy tickets here.
 
     
  PEARL JAM'S PJ20 FESTIVAL
In celebration of the band’s twenty-year anniversary, Pearl Jam will host and headline a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. Joseph will perform both days. Click here for more info!
 
     
  OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL REVAMPED
We've revamped Joseph's Official Youtube Channel and have posted the complete performance from at the City Winery in New York City on January 15th, 2011. Check it all out here!
 
 
  FISTFUL OF MERCY AT CNN
Check out the video interview CNN did with Joseph, Ben and Dhani: "Fistful of Mercy wrote albums in three days" and another, in print, that CNN conducted during rehearsals for the tour.
 
     
  FISTFUL OF MERCY ON CONAN
Fistful of Mercy was musical guests on Conan O'Brien's new late-night-show, Conan. If you missed it, here is the video of Fistful of Mercy - featuring Tom Morello - performing 'Father's Son'!
 
 
  FISTFUL OF MERCY ON JIMMY FALLON
Fistful of Mercy were musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, October 6th. Watch the performance here.
 
     
  FISTFUL OF MERCY IN-STORE

Fistful Of Mercy performed live on October 5 at Vintage Vinyl Record in Fords, NJ. Watch a video and see pictures here.
 
     
  EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Check out exclusive behind the scenes footage of Fistful of Mercy recording 'Father's Son' at Rolling Stone Magazine.
 
 
 
Fistful Of Mercy is Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, and Dhani Harrison.
 
     
  FISTFUL OF MERCY ON KEXP
Watch videos and see pictures from Wednesday's live performance of Fistful of Mercy on KEXP. Listen to the full performance in the KEXP archive.
 
     
  FOM ON MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC
Watch Fistful of Mercy live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic! Read a review at the Los Angeles Times.
 
 
  HAVE A FRIEND JOIN JOSEPH'S MAILING LIST - RECEIVE A FREE MP3
Do you have friends whom you know will love the music of Joseph Arthur? Send them a message using this form and you'll receive a free mp3 of "Can't Let You Stay," a bonus track from the newly released Nuclear Daydream re-issue! Your friend will receive a live MP3 if they sign up! For details read on...