Josh Wilson:: Seeing God’s Hope in Pain

When I first interviewed Josh Wilson several years ago about his debut album, Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup (2008), we formed a special bond between writer and musician, which continues today.  I have made no secret about my appreciation for Josh, as a musician, friend, and fellow human being.  Naturally, that bringsContinue reading “Josh Wilson:: Seeing God’s Hope in Pain”

Music Review:: Josh Wilson (self-titled)

Josh Wilson isn’t just one of the nicest guys in Nashville; he’s also one of the most talented.  And that’s saying a lot in a city chock full of musical geniuses.  This humble singer/songwriter would not count himself among the elite, but his latest self-titled release proves that Josh Wilson will soon be a householdContinue reading “Music Review:: Josh Wilson (self-titled)”

Josh Wilson for $1.99

For today and today only (that’s Feb. 4) you, yes you, can download Josh Wilson’s debut album, “Trying to Fit the Oceam in a Cup” for $1.99 on (click here).   A deal like that makes me want to download the album five times (because when something’s on sale, my mind immediately thinks, “IContinue reading “Josh Wilson for $1.99”

Raw Review :: A Heart Like This–Jonathan Dunn

By Amy Sondova A Heart Like This, the full-length debut album from independent singer/songwriter Jonathan Dunn is a poignant recording sharing the story of a man’s struggles with God. Highly personal, this album co-written with Sparrow recording artist Josh Wilson (“3 Minute Song”) speaks about the lowest times in Jonathan’s life and his struggles withContinue reading “Raw Review :: A Heart Like This–Jonathan Dunn”

Roar A New Song

By Amy Sondova I’ve recently come to this startling conclusion–I don’t like worship music, at least most of it. I find the driving, happy beat annoying, the simple lyrics uninteresting, and the loudness of it all less than “worshipful”. I’ve always been a girl who thought God appreciated the simple song of a little childContinue reading “Roar A New Song”

Absolute Randomness

I put “randomness” as a search term on Google images and this is one of the pics that came up. It’s sort of funny and sort of mean. I’d rather throw M&M’s or blow bubbles at people myself. One of the main drawbacks with writing from home is that I’m so easily distracted. I mean,Continue reading “Absolute Randomness”

Raw Review: Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup by Josh Wilson

I’m trying a new thing here at Backseat Writer–it’s called a raw review. No, not as in the raw review, which would be highly inappropriate. A raw review is a collection of my first thoughts on an album before I do an official review or interview. It’s less “pretty”, less polished, and off-the-cuff. Let meContinue reading “Raw Review: Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup by Josh Wilson”