Josiah Leming by Darren Ankenman
Josiah Leming by Darren Ankenman

On Trial by Josiah and the Bonnevilles

Released on March 28th, this is a heartfelt album with yearning vocals from Josiah Lemmon, the frontman for this L.A. based trio, “.”  This is a folky, rootsy lyrical wandering from the once American Idol participant.  It’s been a couple years since the band released the EP “Cold Blood,” a harmonious salute to this release, that has paved the way for the spirited bit of that the Bonnevilles are known to churn out.

On Trial by Josiah and the Bonnevilles
by Josiah and the Bonnevilles

Signed with Vagrant Records, this release is very much in step with “Cold Blood,” and their fans and listeners will not be disappointed. I feel like the album is more naked than the early work, masterfully isolating the witty lyrics and innocent vocals from Lemmon.  There are still wonderful backing vocals and enough hooks and melody to keep you humming the songs throughout the day.

~Jonahholliday

Production7.7
Lyrics8.6
Technical Aspects7.6
Musicianship7.7
Originality8
Reader Rating1 Vote9.8
7.9

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