the Artistry of Joshua Payne

Missing You

by Joshua Payne

Released 2017
Kitty Hawk Music Group
Released 2017
Kitty Hawk Music Group
I wrote the chorus and bridge more than 18 years ago but lacked a stand out verse melody. My friend Bruce Gaitsch heard me noodling with it and began to play along. What he didn't realize was that he was actually fleshing out the verse hook. It worked!!
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TheTexas native, with farming roots crossing lines into Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee, Joshua Payne is as informed about tractors, livestock and rodeo as he is a studied man of the arts. In "Missing You", he checks his opera glasses at the door, picks up his guitar and does not pretend to be what he is: a farm boy who traveled the world and never lost touch with home.

"The power and beauty of this instrument, …
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While He Was a Boy

by Joshua Payne

Released 2015
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2014
Released 2015
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2014
Joshua Payne's 6th release.
"More of lullaby in evenings when traveling toward rest; For children and adults who need to hear sound in soft, wonderful and unobtrusive ways."
The Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2014
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PRESS RELEASE:

Joshua's 2014 release "While He Was a Boy"

JOSHUA:
"Turning 40 was hard for me until I figured out that the five year old boy inside had to give the grown man permission to do just that –– turn 40. And so I sang to him –– all of these songs –– my favorite songs from childhood. I sang to myself gently, kindly ... just as if I was singing to that same little boy. It was healing. This album …
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God so Loved

by Joshua Payne & Friends

Released 2012
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2012
Released 2012
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2012
#1 for 12 weeks, this very special Christmas record is being listened to year round.
"I wanted to find the lost spirit of some of these songs and recapture what it might have been like for Isaac Watts to softly hum 'Joy to the World' for the first time."

One Pass (The Work Tapes) Vol. 1

by Joshua Payne

Released 2008
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2008
Released 2008
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2008
these are the work tapes.. the "one pass" volumes.. the daily sketches and writings of joshua payne.
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"i made one pass at the newest tunes.. they were coming in waves.. and in the time i spent losing, i sang to and into the void. when the height of your longing redirects your words and your weeping into song, the spirit of those moments are the realest they will ever be, so in some sense the switch becomes the brush and the microphone the canvass - its a mad blur of color and …
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Same Shoes Second Verse

by Joshua Payne & The Everett Buchanon's

Released 2007
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2007
Released 2007
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2007
Joshua Payne's Sophomore Album – Rock/Acoustic/Vocal
"I started in a rock band. I became an opera singer. I now believe a vocalist should give each song it's own color, and the treatment, musically, that song deserves."
Kitty Hawk Music Group © 2007
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One of the most abundantly gifted of a new breed of singer and songwriter, Joshua Payne is blessed with a big, classically-trained voice and a soul to match. Same Shoes Second Verse, his sophomore CD, introduces again, not only an accomplished singer with experience in every musical genre from rock to opera, but also a lyricist and composer of uncommon sensitivity and power, whose work is informed by the depth of his life experience.

THE …
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