Singer Joshua James brings powerful folk soundscapes to the Yacht Club

Show update: Due to illness, Joshua James has canceled his Yacht Club performance. Openers Field Division and Elizabeth Moen will perform as scheduled. The admission price is expected to change, according to the Yacht Club, though exact details are still TBA.

Through sparse, introspective takes on traditional forms, mountain troubadour Joshua James’ precise minimalism brings a heightened spirituality that will surely warm the souls of weary holiday travelers. If you are a fan of the later works of either Bob Dylan or Elliott Smith, or — more locally — Bo Ramsey and The Pines, stomp the snow off your boots, saunter down to the basement bar at the Yacht Club on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 p.m. and ask them to pour you something stiff.

In addition to neat whiskey and whatever might be weighing on your mind, James will pair perfectly with lush, ethereal folkwave duo Field Division, hailing from Des Moines. Also, watch out for up and coming country starlet Liz Moen (Vinton, Iowa), who will open the show.

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