2014 was a great year for Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers. Our debut self-titled album, released in January 2014, was well received by critics and fans alike, garnered numerous positive reviews, and still has multiple tracks spinning on Roots, Americana, Blues, and Soul radio stations and programs worldwide. We first appeared on the Roots Music Reports charts in mid 2014, rocketed into the top 10, and have stayed there to this day, with our debut album currently sitting at #2 on the RMR charts behind the Grammy nominated Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings album ‘Give the People What They Want’. We’ve got great momentum going into 2015, and our new release, Living By The Minute, on Silver Street Records, is picking up right where we left off.
“As the lyrics suggest, “The people got soul,” and Hoyer and the Shadowboxers absolutely crush it. Hoyer really shows control and maturity in his vocals, making it easy to believe he’s been doing this since he was 8 years old. No doubt with time, this band will only get tighter and continue to deliver soulful, funky jams for music lovers of all genres.” – Kiley Stevens, Blues Rock Review
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“Josh, a fan of Otis Redding, James Brown, and Curtis Mayfield, is a composer of songs so evocative listeners might mistake some, such as “The First One,” for classic standards instead of the contemporary observations of a Midwesterner.” – Stacy Jeffress, American Blues Scene
Another great review for our new album plus a bit of backstory on Josh and the Shadowboxers. Read the full review here!