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He Scored Veronica Mars, Now He Hopes To Score With New Solo Album

02/10/2010
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Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Josh Kramon is a go-to musician who has played for several bands and released a pair of indie albums as a solo artist. Kramon also boasts a number of impressive credits as a composer and writer of TV theme songs, including the cult hit "Veronica Mars," for which he composed music for three seasons and which continues to generate fans of Josh's work to this day.

His new album, Say It Now (to be released on March 9th on Soul Shout Records,) is about being honest with who you are and living your life true to yourself so that at the end each day you're left with no regrets. Touching on the spiritual, but also the joys of the material world, this is a set of songs that is both introspective and celebratory, a paean to living and surviving in these perilous times. In other words, carpe diemů Seize the day. Just what Josh Kramon has done on Say It Now.

"I think that the ultimate challenge in life is stripping away the layers of illusion to get to that one ultimate truth and part of the reason that I made this record was to strip away some of that illusion to get closer to the truth."

Kramon recorded the songs which make up the new album in his home studio, recreating much of what he loved about the records he listened to growing up as a kid in L.A. Those influences include classic-rock like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Band and the Stones, as well as '70s singer-songwriters Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, with elements of James Brown funk, Curtis Mayfield soul, OG hip-hop acts De La Soul, LL Cool J and Dr. Dre and even the lilt of old-school reggae from Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff thrown in.

"One of my the biggest songs that changed the way I looked at songs was when I heard Beck's "Loser" back in the 90's. I loved the way he mixed Hip Hop loops southern slide guitar and Dobro. Kid Rock has done that pretty well too.


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