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Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin

BeginningsJoshua Radin was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to a Jewish family of Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian background. He studied drawing and painting at Northwestern University, following his college years with stints as an art teacher, screenwriter, and art gallery employee.Radin turned to music when he moved to New York City, his father bought him a guitar, and he taught himself to play and write music.In 2004, American actor Zach Braff introduced Radin's first composition, "Winter" to Scrubs' show creator, Bill Lawrence, who ultimately used several of Radin's songs in various scenes of the hit television series.Musical careerAccording to Radin his musical career started in 2004, and he had learned to play the guitar only two years before that. His first song, "Winter", appeared on his debut album We Were Here. Since that time, Radin has been touring the United States, as well as much of the United Kingdom and Europe. Over the course of his career, Radin has shared stages with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap, Meiko, Missy Higgins, Maria Taylor, Gary Jules, Amber Rubarth, Schuyler Fisk, The Script and many more. In addition to his American following, Radin has enjoyed success with his 2008 release, "Simple Times" in the United Kingdom. His song "I'd Rather Be With You" reached #11 on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the US Top Digital Chart.We Were Here (2006)Radin has said that much of the album was inspired by a bad break-up. It was released exclusively to iTunes for a month, before attracting attention from major labels. Released on Columbia Records in May 2006, We Were Here presented the first batch of songs Radin ever wrote. The album drew critical acclaim and received a four-star review from Rolling Stone, who praised it for Radin's "whispery, silver-bell voice" and its themes, calling them "poignant and refreshingly frank." The record hit number one on the iTunes Folk Album Chart and included a number of well known musicians, including Ryan Adams who played guitar on the song "Lovely Tonight". Zach Braff hand-picked one of the tracks to be featured on the soundtrack for The Last Kiss.Simple Times (2008)Radin's second album, Simple Times went straight to #1 on the iTunes overall chart upon its release. Radin enlisted highly regarded producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck). The two spent seven weeks recording at L.A.'s legendary Sunset Sound Studio working with a cast of musicians that included guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Johnny Flaugher, keyboardist Jason Borger, drummer Victor Indrizzo and percussionist Lenny Castro. Among the album's many highlights are "You Got Growin' Up To Do," featuring guest vocalist Patty Griffin, lead single "I'd Rather Be With You" and "Brand New Day." Tracks from the album were featured on TV shows such as "Bones," "Scrubs," "House," "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," "Life Unexpected," "90210," "Brothers and Sisters", "American Idol" and Australian hit series Packed to the Rafters among others. Radin's "Simple Times" was released on Mom + Pop Music.The Rock and The Tide (2010)Radin's third studio album, The Rock and The Tide was released on October 12, 2010 on Mom + Pop Music, his second release with the label. The album reached number five on the iTunes albums chart upon its release. "The Rock and The Tide" was produced by Martin Terefe (Cat Stevens, Ron Sexmith).Underwater (2012)On July 31, 2012, Radin released his fourth studio album, 'Underwater'. The album becomes Radin's third release with Mom + Pop Music.Radin wrote songs with Janet Devlin in the Autumn of 2012 for her debut album.Wax Wings (2013)Joshua Radin's fifth studio album "Wax Wings" was released May 7, 2013. "Wax Wings," a self-released album, has eleven-tracks. Included on the album is the song "Lovely Tonight," which had been previously released on iTunes as a single. The tracks "In Her Eyes" and "Stay" were produced by Matt Noveskey.PhilanthropyRadin has shown support for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools. He visited six Little Kids Rock schools in six different cities and gave the kids a guitar lesson on his song, “Brand New Day.” He also brought some of those kids onstage with him during his concert to perform the song with him, effectively changing their lives forever.Television and moviesRadin's songs were used on television series such as Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, American Idol, One Tree Hill, among others.Radin also played his song "Today" along with five other songs for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at their August 16, 2008 wedding. He has amassed more than 75 film and television placements of his songs in television and movies, including:90210 - Vegetable Car, The Fear You Won't Fall, The Rock and The Tide, Here We Go.8xTX on T4 - Winter,10 Inch Hero - Only You,ABC Promo - Off The Map - Here We Go Adam - Someone Else's Life, When You Find Me American Idol – Everything'll Be Alright, Closer, Friend Like You, One of Those Days Army Wives - Friend Like You, We Are Okay, You Got What I NeedBroken Windows - Someone Else's Life,Brothers & Sisters - Everything'll Be Alright, What If You, Someone Else's Life,The Bonnie Hunt Show - I'd Rather Be With You,Bones (Double Trouble in the Panhandle) - No Envy, No Fear, The Rock and The TideCatch and Release - What if YouCastle- No Envy, No FearConan O'Brien - I'd Rather Be With YouCougar Town - The Rock and The Tide, The Greenest Grass, Lovely TonightDakota Skye - Someone Else's LifeDear John (2010 film) - PaperweightThe Early Show - I'd Rather Be With YouEli Stone - The One You Knew, Brand New Day, Friend Like YouEllen Wedding Show - Today The Ellen DeGeneres Show - You've Got Growing Up to DoThe Fosters - "Cross That Line"General Electric - Brand New DayGossip Girl - The Rock and The Tide Grey's Anatomy – Closer, The Fear You Won't Fall Sky, One of Those Days, You Got What I Need,Henry Poole is Here - Only YouHilton Ad - TodayHidden Palms - CloserHouse M.D. – Brand New DayJC Penny Ad – Only YouJimmy Kimmel Live! - Closer, Star MileThe Last Kiss - Star Mile, PaperweightLife Unexpected - Brand New Day, The Rock and The Tide, One of Those Days, The Rock and The Tide, You've Got Growin Up To Do Lifetime Movie: Bond Of Silence Road To Ride OnLeverage - WinterLie to Me - I'd Rather Be with YouThe Nanny Diaries - CloserNoah's Arc - Closer, Don't Look Away, WinterThe Bachelorette (Season 6, Episode 4) - Brand New Day, StreetlightOne Tree Hill - Everything'll be Alright, No Envy, No Fear, They Bring Me to You, You've Got Some Growing Up to Do, One Of Those Days, The Rock and the TideParenthood - The Rock and the TidePost Grad - Brand New DayRandom 1 - These PhotographsRe-Animated - Closer, TodayReign - Beautiful DayRunaway - CloserShameless - WinterScrubs – Don't Look Away, These Photographs, Winter, Today, Closer, I'd Rather Be With You, Sesame Street ThemeShooting Sizemore - CloserSo You Think You Can Dance - Sundrenched World (Live Session), The Fear Your Wont FallStudio 60 - CloserSwisstel Commercial - Friend Like YouWhat About Brian - CloserWhy I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy - These PhotographsWithout a Trace - Brand New DayWorld Heritage City - Winter


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I'd Rather Be With You


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