Acoustic guitarist Joseph Strider has spent the years developing his own unique style, a style that fits in no established genre and can best be described as modern Indigenous alternative. As a child he received professional vocal training as a choral singer. As a teen and young adult he gained valuable experience over a six year period of touring in his home state of Texas. In the years since he has refined his unorthodox playing style, determined to fully utilize the potential of the acoustic guitar.
Strider’s performances are a like road trip through every terrain there is, the music taking you down roads familiar, roads forgotten and those that are brand new. From complex instrumentals to simpler tunes with poetic yet accessible lyrics, to songs that are a combination of both, Strider’s vast repertoire has something for everyone. Inspired by decades of great guitarists and combining elements reminiscent of Hedges, Cockburn and Segovia, Strider’s live performances leave you jaw-dropping awestruck. His seamless transitions, numerous changes in tempo, and intricate picking style almost convince you that you’re hearing half a dozen guitarists playing and not just a single supremely talented man and his Taylor.
Listening to Strider’s music, one can’t help but bless the day that he set the electric guitar down and picked up that old acoustic.
"Meanings Within Meanings, Within Meanings" 2009
"Little Bird" 2010
Look for "String Theory" coming soon
Joseph is currently at work on a concept album titled "The Journey"
And the journey continues.............................