"Home on the Road” is a revealing documentary project, set on the streets of America, showing the passionate, inspiring, and sometimes, painful journey of a musician determined to realize his dreams. The project was created by Joshua Smith, an L.A. based vocalist, musician, songwriter, activist and humanitarian. Receiving news of a life changing opportunity, Joshua has set out to travel across the country, from Los Angeles to New York City, with only his music and the fire in his heart to show that human ingenuity knows no bounds, and through this experience he might uncover the true nature of life on the American streets.
This Documentary is a co-production of True Source Entertainment (www.truesourceent.com) and Apocalypse Pictures (www.apocalypsepictures.net)
STORYLINE: Joshua knows the struggles of being an artist in the US. Not many people are successful at carving a path for themselves in the entertainment industry. But there’s more than fame and fortune to strive for in Joshua’s path.
As a humanitarian and a philanthropist, Joshua has utilized his music, talents and abilities to benefit many people in need through partnerships with various non-profit organizations. Giving back has always been important for him, so now Joshua is taking on a new challenge for himself. With only a guitar and a sleeping bag, he’s hitting the streets of the US to show that through passion, anything is possible.
Receiving news of a career making opportunity in NYC, Joshua knows he has limited time to get there before this chance will pass him by. He’s decided to travel from Los Angeles to New York using only his music to get from one place to the next. A camera crew will accompany him to show what it can really be like as an artist to try and make your voice heard and successfully make it where you are trying to go.
This isn’t a story about struggle, this is a story about success. And he’s committed to do anything – even live homeless if need be, as he and many like him have done before. This is a story of hope and determination.
When we arrive with Joshua in NY, the opportunity is waiting for him, but also something much deeper than that; a connection with an audience that has followed him along the way. He'll have discovered a real gift: the gift of community.
THE IMPACT: This story is an attractive wake up call for our global community. We’re going to start to see the breakdowns in the system that supports those who must live on the streets. We’re going to be exposed to the power of choice.
Joshua is making the choice to tell this story for a greater cause. There is something we can all choose to do with our own aptitudes and abilities that can create massive social impact. We will show in this story and outreach programs to follow, what is possible for creating a difference with our community as a whole.
The soundtrack of the Documentary is full of the music of a record also titled, "Home on the Road". This record features some of Joshua's most personal music to date.
The title track "Home on the Road", was written drawing from the emotional impact that living a life committed to benefitting others and utilizing his talents for the empowerment of others has given him. The entire album spans the journey of the last 5 years in Los Angeles, pursuing a career in the arts, having given his heart and lifestyle to this goal.
"Home on the Road", the album, will be available for sale before the Documentary goes into distribution. Proceeds from the sales of this album go toward the non-profits and shelters that benefit from the Documentary and Outreach program.
In some of the cities that Joshua visits on throughout the course of the Documentary, we will revisit and establish programs that will benefit the shelters and non-profits in those communities we will meet. This is a chance for the people to get involved, and the only way that this project can ultimately have any impact. The Outreach program depends on our audience.
They will have the opportunity to join a campaign in a city of their choosing, create a profile, and share this campaign with your friends and followers on all social media networks. Spreading the word about the campaign is the most important thing you can do!
What can you do? Spreading the word about the campaign is the most important thing you can do! With your community, you can support us by raising money and planning a day-long event. The activities of that day can include feeding the homeless, rebuilding a shelter, working with a non-profit like the Red Cross or United Way to give medical help, starting project based programs in your local public school system, or starting a project to build people new homes! These are only examples of what can be accomplished in your communities -- the opportunities are endless. At the end of the event, you get a free concert that will showcase local talent and Joshua with his band, all created and inspired by you.
Watch the Teaser: We've recorded a trailer for you to see how this project can look. This is only a preview, the documentary still needs to be filmed, and distributed.
You can watch by clicking on the video below.
Read more about the Home On The Road Project click here
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"LISTEN" lyrics and music by Joshua Smith, Deron Johnson, and Andrea Remanda. Performances by Joshua Smith and Deron Johnson. Feb 2012. Artist: Joshua
"Demos" all lyrics by Joshua Smith, music written and arranged by Joshua Smith and Stevie Riolo. Performed by Joshua Smith. Produced by Alex Elena and Josh Smith. Available on iTunes. Artist: Josh Smith
"EP:1" all lyrics by Joshua Smith, music written and arranged by Joshua Smith and Stevie Riolo. Performances by Joshua Smith, Stevie Riolo, Roberto Cerletti, and Jonny Morrow. FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY. Artist: Josh Smith
"Ice the Symphony" lyrics by Joshua Smith, music written by Joshua Smith and Stevie Riolo. Performances by Stereofox [Joshua Smith, Stevie Riolo, Roberto Cerletti, Harshal Davda], Deron Johnson, Gary Novak, and Gabe Noel. Produced and arranged by Joshua Smith, Stevie Riolo, and Deron Johnson (soul, pop, independent) 2009 Artist: Stereofox
Listen to and purchase Joshua's "LISTEN" EP at http://music.listentojoshua.com/
Credits & References
Joshua has shared the stage with many greats such as PRINCE, Anna Nalick (hit song, "Breathe(2am)"), The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Sam Bradley (featured in Twilight sountrack), Deron Johnson (Miles Davis, Seal, Alanis Morissette, Stanley Clark), Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Allan Holdsworth, Robben Ford), Chris Pierce (KCRW, BB King), The Northstar Session (NBC's Parenthood), Lelia Broussard (featured Rolling Stone top 8 indie artist for cover).
You can hear Joshua on the October 26, 2011 Episode of "The Young and The Restless" (CBS) singing "Our Time Has Come" by David Kurtz. Josh can also be heard playing guitars on Ariana Grande's debut album on the song, "Opposites Attract".
He is also working with songwriters, Jeff Silbar (Grammy for Song of the Year for "The Wind Beneath My Wings" Bette Midler, triple platinum selling "China Girl" John Cougar Mellencamp, quadruple platinum “Goodnight Sleeptight Man” Kenny Rogers, #1 single for Alabama, and many others including Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, Dolly Parton, Poco, Willie Nelson), Andrea Remanda (Jewel, Mary J Blige, Aretha Franklin, Cheryl Cole, Bryan Adams, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Brian McFadden, Meatloaf), Andreao "Fanatic" Heard (Grammy winning "Speechless" Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Will Smith, Lil Kim).
“Smith’s sultry and quivering voice is sure to seduce and impress.” -Flavorpill.com
“I first found out about this band at Green Door’s Jazz night back in September. Prince had just jumped in on their set. This album will take us to the next level of soul!” -Signature Los Angeles Magazine
“Decked in slacks, T-shirt, scarf and a knit cap smushing his curly locks, Josh Smith warmed up his voice and cooled down the crowd. There’s no denying the passion he poured into this number.” -LA2DAY.com
“We were elated with not only his confident presence but his vocal ability and matchless control which defy comparison: He seemed to know instinctively to move away from the mic and yet get the notes across needed to express the emotion Smith shows significant Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke influences with perhaps some Joe Cocker thrown in for good measure without being restrained as a “cover” musician.” -Pasadena Independent
He also been a cover story feature for Pasadena Scene Magazine.
Images from Home On The Road
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