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Premiere: The Making of “Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean” by Seattle Composer Andrew Joslyn

Posted by January 29th, 2017 No Comments »

Quick… which current Seattle musician has performed on The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, and The Tonight Show and collaborated with Doug Martsch, David Bazan, Kygo, and Suzanne Vega?

It’s gotta be someone who’s a household name, right?

Is it Macklemore?


It’s Andrew Joslyn.

You may not be familiar with Joslyn’s name, but you’re probably familiar with his work. He is a contributor on numerous recordings including the new Tom Chaplin solo recording (Lead singer of Keane), Mary Lambert, Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age), Doug Martsch (Built to Spill) The Augustines, Nando Reis, David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Kris Orlowski, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist, among many others. Andrew and his Passenger String Quartet have also toured with Judy Collins, David Bazan and performed with Kygo, ODESZA, Allen Stone, Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Suzanne Vega, and Ivan & Alyosha .

In 2017, Joslyn steps in to the limelight with his first solo album, a genre-hopping affair called Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean that’s due out February 10. The record was composed, arranged, and performed by Joslyn and features collaborations with Mark Lanegan, Billy McCarthy of Augustines, and Adra Boo of the recently-disbanded Fly Moon Royalty. Today we share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.


Joslyn at a 2015 industry panel at the Capitol Hill Block Party

Two of the songs from Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean are available now on iTunes: “Plastic Heaven” (ft. Will Jordan) and “Desiderata” (ft. Mark Lanegan.)

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