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JOSEPH AT THE STATE THEATRE

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With the release of I’m Alone, No You’re Not, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph—made up of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner—joins the elite company of sibling acts such as the Beach Boys and the Everly Brothers. The Closners didn’t actually start singing together when they were growing up in Oregon. When Natalie was in college, she began pursuing music seriously. The summer before her senior year, she went to Nashville to check out the scene and work on her guitar playing and songwriting. She had recorded an EP and done a few rounds of touring when a friend sat her down one day and said, ‘I don’t think you really believe in this.” She thought deeply about the music she was making and had a curious epiphany; she decided to ask her sisters if they would consider singing with her.

A transformation occurred when the Closners were in the process of recording their first album, Native Dreamer Kin. At the time, they were calling themselves Dearborn, but their producer felt that the name didn’t fit the strength of the music. They went to visit their grandfather Jo, in the eastern Oregon town of Joseph. Allison made a playlist for the trip and called it “Joseph,” which is what influenced the band’s name.

The initial reaction to the music on I’m Alone, No You’re Not has been remarkable. Joseph was selected as a #SpotifySpotlight artist, and booked for festivals including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, and Sasquatch even prior to the release of the single “White Flag,” a song inspired by an article predicting a massive earthquake for the Pacific Northwest. Most rewarding for the Closner sisters has been feeling the audience response to the new songs, as they tour supporting such artists as James Bay and Amos Lee. Joseph will perform at the State Theatre on Wednesday, September 19 at 8PM. Grab your tickets to the show here!

 

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Date:
September 19
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

The State Theatre
130 W College Ave
State College, PA 17044 United States
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