Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery brighten The Social
It’s music you want to listen to with your eyes closed; music that you can lose yourself in and let the day melt away as Joshua Powell’s voice filters through the speakers. Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery have a style that mirrors Iron and Wine, Vance Joy, and Lewis Watson—but what sets them apart is their storytelling.
A melodic story to pull you in and fill you to the brim with lyrics that “embrace the notion that we are all human together” is a story that just makes your soul feel good.
Their style is simple, unfiltered, with the gentle plucking of a guitar and the peacefulness of Powell’s voice. Embrace the flow of sweet songs such as “Leo Tolstoy,” with an opener so smooth and relaxing, it’ll put a smile on your face. “Everything Will Be Okay” speaks for itself, as listening to it truly brightens a gloomy day. All in all, this band gives off some serious feels.
Nothing sings Southern charm like a harmonica crooning in the background, and Powell’s folky style spreads warmth with every guitar string plucked and every harmonizing moment sung.
It’s a beautiful sound that you can’t afford to miss.
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
Thursday, 9 p.m.
1110 Market St.