“My Dad’s a really good hugger. It’s kind of like being hugged by a big grizzly bear, without the mauling. Sometimes getting lost is a bad thing, but sometimes you just need to get lost in those places where you’re comforted. And sometimes that’s in the arms of those you love.” — Josh Cleveland, singer/songwriter
Ready for another beauty break? So were we! We have a fantastic musician joining us in Studio P(atheos) this week as part of our new Bearing Beauty series here at Patheos. In the midst of all of the words and theologizing on the site, my co-host, the talented singer/songwriter Heatherlyn, and I are determined to bring you a soulful re-fresh for your heart and spirit at least once a month.
Our guest Josh Cleveland is a singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis, MN. He’s releasing a new album Root of a Man on July 20th. “The joy in writing music,” he says, “is learning to find the gems, the memorable elements, in sometimes unexpected parts of life. Whether these are funny, sad, profound or seemingly random, my mission is to capture within them something familiar and essential.”
In our special private concert below, Josh shares a few songs and stories from the album with us. His voice is warm, and soulful, and moving. And as an added bonus, he inspires Heatherlyn to respond with her own beautiful and jazzy rendition of a classic hymn for us. Enjoy!