Known for his meaningful lyrics and artfully arranged songs, Bluesfest is thrilled that José González will make his debut at the festival in 2018.
A deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself. He has a voice. He has a sound. He has a point of view. His most recent album Vestiges & Claws is musically gorgeous, strikingly profound in lyric and has a unique and quietly visceral power that is as an outstanding addition to his impressive body of work.
Mastering the rare craft of spellbinding audiences armed with his classical guitar and gentle melodies, José González will astound Bluesfest with a performance imbued with his daringly understated song-craft and lyrical air of reflection.??
“His greatest magic – as with Let It Carry You and Leap Off/The Cave – remains making the whisper-quiet sound anthemic.”- SMH
“Each line seems meditated over, distilled for maximum potency. They're slight little creations, with minimal words encapsulating big ideas and breezy pop melodies disguising weighty notions about life's endlessly refracting illusions.” – NPR
“It’s refreshing to hear a voice like González’s coming out and sticking up for the good things we forget: the serenity of the woods, the peacefulness of the clouds, the ability to have these experiences. He says it best himself on “Let It Carry You”. There’s plenty on our pale, blue dot “to remind our restless souls of the beauty of being here at all.” – Consequence of Sound
JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ IS PLAYING BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 2018