Joshua Radin On Mountain Stage

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  • "Today"
  • "You Got Growin' Up to Do"
  • "Sky"
  • "Everything'll Be Alright"
  • "One of Those Days"
  • "I'd Rather Be With You"
  • "The More You're Fading"
  • * Performed by Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band

Ohio-born singer-songwriter Joshua Radin has received widespread exposure in the relatively short time he's been creating music. He wrote his first song less than four years ago — Radin's original focus was in the visual arts — but it wound up featured on the popular TV show Scrubs. His debut CD, We Were Here, was released on a major label in 2006, but Radin tells his Mountain Stage audience that he bought out his contract when he was told that his follow-up (Simple Times) didn't contain a Top 40 hit. The disc was then released independently last month by Radin's own Mom & Pop Music label.

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Born in Ohio, Joshua Radin is now based in Los Angeles. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Radin's hushed vocals recall those of Nick Drake, and Radin's soft-pop sound is embellished here by Laura Jansen on piano and background vocals and Ryan Lerman on guitar.

Mountain Stage vocalist Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage band perform Georgia-based music luminary Randall Bramblett's "The More You're Fading" to round out this segment.

This segment originally ran Oct. 29, 2008.



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