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Joseph Arthur

"Joseph Arthur" is a contemporary singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio, known for his melodic compositions combined with swirling choruses. He was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-'90s, and signed to Gabriel's Real World label. Arthur's albums are generally critically acclaimed.

His song "In the Sun" was recently covered by Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) and Coldplay singer Chris Martin for a Hurricane Katrina Relief program. The EP includes 6 versions of the cover, one of which has Arthur himself singing with Stipe. It was also covered by Peter Gabriel himself for the Diana and Dodi Tribute CD.

Joseph Arthur's debut album, ''Big City Secrets'', came out for Real World Records in 1997, after Peter Gabriel casually listened to his demo tape. Two years later, he recorded an EP called ''Vacancy'', which earned him a Grammy for the artistic packaging.

2000 saw the release of ''Come to Where I'm From'', the album that, for the first time, exposed him to a larger audience (also thanks to opening up for Ben Harper and Gomez). During the same period, a live album recorded at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas saw the light.

After releasing 4 EPs called ''Junkyar...

Background solo singer
Born 1969
Origin Akron, Ohio
Instrument Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Genre singer-songwriter
Years active 1997–present
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