Burlap to Cashmere, Dark City Strings, Josh Freeburn
Burlap To Cashmere first made waves with their critically acclaimed debut album, Anybody Out There. They quickly established a name for themselves with their unique sound, energetic live shows and introspective lyrics underscored by the their remarkable musicianship. The album went on to sell nearly a half million records, propelling Burlap to stardom. Their extensive tour schedule took the band across the U.S. and overseas to Europe and South America. The band has been privileged to play to U.S troops in the Middle East and even to play before the Pope in Rome to a crowd of over three million.
After an extended hiatus, the band returned with their eponymous 2011 album, Burlap To Cashmere, produced by music legend Mitchell Froom and released through Sony Music. The album was highly praised in numerous media outlets including USA Today, NPR, the New York Post, and American Songwriter Magazine.
The group has been featured on many high-profile platforms including Artists At Google, Amazon, the At Guitar Center Podcast with Nic Harcourt, and Lightning 100’s Live At Nashville Sunday Night. A film about the band’s history called “The Other Country” was written and directed by veteran filmmaker Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity)
Josh Freeburn released his first album in 2012 called Far From Over. He was pleased with the positive feedback he received from audiences. Josh takes pride in his Brooklyn roots and has played in numerous local venues such as The Brooklyn Tea Lounge, The Rock Shop Brooklyn, The Bitter End, and Webster Hall. He’s enjoyed opening for local favorites such as The Energy, Victor V. Gurbo and Company, and Oz Noy, as well as headlining his own shows. Josh enjoys sliding some funky sounds into more traditional acoustic rock. He considers a show a success when the audience is energetic and engaged with the band. Josh does vocals and guitar with a full band consisting of drums, bass, and guitar. Someone once commented that his music sounded like “John Denver was singing with the Dave Matthews Band.” Other notable influences on Josh Freeburn's music is his childhood love of Hanson, current obsession with Ed Sheeran, and life long awe of the Canadian band Rush. Josh has recently returned from a year abroad in London where he spent many tube rides listening to buskers and exploring different open mic nights. Now back in New York Josh plans to release his second album in early 2018 as well as a single in August 2017. In a city that moves so fast, music makes us pause and listen and Josh strives to create music that does just this.