Published on February 12th, 2020 | by TLV News0
The Ballard Journeay Show is Live at The Library in Oxford February 14th and 15th
The Ballard Journeay Show is an upcoming duo-fronted country band based out of the Jackson, Mississippi area; influenced by the sounds of the Red Dirt Texas music scene, the blues of the Mississippi Delta, and the classic Outlaw Country movement of the 70s and 80s. Lead singers Patrick Ballard and Josh Journeay, both from Greenville, have formed their own sound and beaming chemistry through years of playing in honky tonks and dive bars together in Mississippi and the tri-state area. With songs rich in tight vocal harmonies, bluesy guitar licks, driving rock n roll beats, and old school story telling, there is no question that the boys’ roots run deep in their heritage.
Both Ballard and Journeay grew up in Greenville, eventually becoming roommates in a double wide trailer outside of Leland, Mississippi, where they began writing and booking local shows together. In late 2016, Patrick would move to Nashville and Josh would move to Oxford, but the boys stayed in touch, still sending song ideas back and forth and making music together. In 2018, when Josh and Patrick both happened to move back home to Greenville, the idea of The Ballard Journeay Show was sparked and the boys decided to pursue their dreams together.
Now living in the Jackson, Mississippi area, they are recording, writing, and booking shows together; with even bigger plans for the future. After the release of their debut single, “Colorado Koolaid” on September 27, 2019, The Ballard Journeay Show recently released their five-song EP Where You From featuring “Colorado Koolaid.”
The live show highlights the impressive talent of the band, with a crowd captivating show comprised of many country classics and red dirt hits, along with original songs layering the set with authenticity you will only experience live at a Ballard Journeay Show. With the high energy and smooth transitions of this four-piece, folks from all over enjoy getting off their seats and on their feet towards the dance floor.