Praise for Josiah’s new acoustic EP This Town as recording pays tribute to pandemic heroes

A new acoustic tribute to key workers has won plaudits from reviewers, with charity EP This Town described as ‘captivating’ and ‘potent’.

This Town, from unsigned Brixton-based singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer, has raised enough funds to distribute nearly 400 meals to those in need through hunger charity FareShare.

Josiah Mortimer

Reviews

· “A tribute to everyone getting us through the pandemic” – interview with Planet Hugill

· “Nice acoustic guitar” – Folking.com

· “Fresher than a bag of apples…Every track is nail-biting. The story flows with expertise and each track charms” – Breaking and Entering

· “Really positive” – producer in Folkroots List

· “A man on a mission…This Town oozes passion” – Is This Music

· “Josiah cements himself in the 2021 songbook” – New in Music

· “Masterful, sophisticated” – From Sophia With Love

· Plus news coverage from South London Press, Brixton Blog, Jem Girl at the Piano and more

Josiah said: “It’s been great to see such a warm reception for the EP, and I’m looking forward to writing more. Most importantly it’s been encouraging to see donations come in for FareShare, which I hope will make a real difference during this pandemic.”

Staff at FareShare have expressed gratitude for those who chipped off the back of the EP.

Josiah is currently taking part in February Album Writing month, working remotely with musicians and producers in the US.

The Brixton-based, unsigned singer-songwriter, 27, recorded This Town from his flat in Brixton in December 2020 and this January, produced from Cornwall through the producer Cornish Underground.

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