JOSEPH share Trio Sessions Vol. 1 & announce performance at Jools Holland’s Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve

December 15, 2019
Louis Browne 


Ring In The New Year With Trio Sessions Vol. 1 

Project Features Stripped-Back Versions of “NYE” and “Without You,” from Acclaimed New Album, Good Luck, Kid

Trio Will Play Jools Holland’s Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve via BBC 2

Joseph are ringing in 2020 the best way they know how: dropping a pair of stripped-back, reinventions of tracks from their acclaimed new album ‘Good Luck, Kid’ released this autumn on ATO Records. The trio release acoustic single-bundle Trio Sessions Vol.1 today, right on time to add these chilled-out offerings to your holiday playlists.

Putting the pristine vocal harmonies that put them on the map front and center, Joseph have re-imagined “NYE” and “Without You”, to stunning effect.  The sisters are also set to appear on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny for New Year’s on BBC 2. Ending 2019 on such a high note can only be a positive omen of what’s to come for this soul-baring, honest family affair.

The pop/rock/folk trio recently released a cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To The House,” the title track to a new tribute album for the legendary musician ‘Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits’ that was released November 22nd. Rolling Stone says it’s a “reassuring rendition of Tom Waits’ song of resolve” while American Songwriter praises the “magnetic” vocals and performance.


Praise for Joseph:
“[The] blend their voices in the eerily close way that only siblings seem able to accomplish” – NPR MUSIC
“A rallying cry and a celebration of the determination and angst that has pulled us all through these toxic times” – NYLON
“Vocal chemistry between the three Closner sisters dominates” – ROLLING STONE
“Bewitching three-part harmonies to an album of big, unabashed pop” – ALLMUSIC

Choosing their name in deference to their grandfather Jo, and the tiny Oregon town of Joseph where he lived, Natalie Schepman and her two twin sisters Allison and Meegan Closner, grew up in a musical household (their dad was a jazz singer and drummer, their mom a theater teacher), but didn’t sing together until just a few years ago. Joseph officially formed in 2014 when Natalie, an aspiring performer looking for a creative jolt, asked her sisters to form a band together.

They quickly discovered their gift for songwriting and vocal alchemy and began cultivating a devoted fan base playing secret house party gigs before signing with ATO Records. Since then, Joseph has been named a 2016 Spotify Spotlight artist, toured with James Bay and Amos Lee, performed on Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, CBS This Morning Saturday, “Later” with Jools Holland and prestigious festival stages like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Outside Lands.

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