On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ. This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community." One of the event's live music acts is singer/songwriter, guitarist, and drummer JOSHUA VAN NESS. Enjoy this interview with Joshua, below:
What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
I've been making music since my teens. I've been fortunate enough to tour this great country on several occasions. While I really enjoying writing and recording, I truly live for performance. I love being able to connect with people on some sort of intangible line or wave length even if it is just for a moment.
I call my music "soulrock." My music tends to be of the rock/pop nature, but everything I do, I try to inject at least a hint of soul into it.
How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to?
I first heard of the Soulsational festival I think 3 summers ago. This will be my second year in a row playing the festival. Last year's event was just incredible! Great live music, awesome food, a great mix of vendors, and a lot of cool activities for families. I am really excited for this year's line up of performers.
How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.?
I invite people to connect with me on Facebook. (I use a personal page. You can search "Joshua Van Ness," I will be the guy with the guitar and hat.) You can also catch me on Instagram www.instagram.com/Joshuavannessmusic or on Twitter www.twitter.com/joshuaJvanness.