Thoughtful, articulate Joshua Cockerill

Joshua Cockerill – The Woodshed Sessions, no.19 from Roots Music Canada on Vimeo.

Singer-songwriter phenom Joshua Cockerill created an immediate and lasting impression on Toronto’s booming roots music scene shortly after arriving in the city from Calgary. His debut album The Trick With Your Heart I’m Learning To Do (2009) was supported by the likes of Serena RyderJustin Rutledge, David Baxter and BC’s Dustin Bentall.

Names like those generally don’t get behind an emerging talent like Cockerill without being personally convinced that he is worthy of their support. It’s just the way it is.

Indeed, prestigious folk festivals like Mariposa, Shelter Valley and North Country Fair have been equally impressed with his strong songwriting, sweet Jim Cuddy-like voice and energetic performances.

And as Roots Music Canada Editor-in-Chief David Newland discovers in The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 19, twenty-three-year-old Joshua Cockerill is a thoughtful, articulate and sophisticated young man.

Featuring Burke Carroll on dobro, Devon Henderson on bass, and Joshua Van Tassel on drums.

Full live performances of Dance With You and I Won’t Ever Let You Down at Vimeo.com

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