1. Country Stroll

From the recording Country Stroll

“Country Stroll” highlights Joshua’s love of twang alongside his fluency in jazz and a playful spirit. Subtle snare rolls frame the opening phase as the melody conjures an imaginative sonic landscape. The elemental country blues form eases in and out of surprising passages and clever chordal movements before landing on the punctuation of a classic rag. Joshua invites John Medeski to paint masterfully upon the canvas he created with an astounding improvisation of silky organ sounds. Then Joshua paints a bit himself with a gentle dance hall crunch on his electric guitar. Billy Martin’s drum solo is rich with lyricism and ingenious rhythmic contortions.
The elemental composition perfectly reflects Joshua’s passion for pushing boundaries in any genre, especially a rollicking “Country Stroll”. Joshua has been looking forward to releasing this song ever since it was first recorded: "I'm incredibly excited to share 'Country Stroll' with the world," Joshua says. "This song is a celebration of the beauty of the natural world and the simple joys of life. I'm honored to have collaborated with John Medeski and Billy Martin on this project. Their musicianship and creativity are truly inspiring.”
With engineering by Chris Bittner at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY, mastering by Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering, and mixing by Ari Raskin of Deepwater Studios in New York City make “Country Stroll” shine. Artwork for the release was created by Paul Delaney.
"Country Stroll" is available now on all major streaming platforms.
Ari Joshua is an award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer with a passion for creating music that transcends genre boundaries. He has released nine albums to date, each showcasing his breadth of blues, jazz, and Americana influences. arijoshua.com
Ari Joshua - Guitar (Electric) • John Medeski - Electric Organ • Billy Martin - Drums