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Joshua McClain


  1. 1.
    The Journey
  2. 2.
    Spirit Guides
  3. 3.
    A New World
  4. 4.
    Coming Home
  5. 5.
    A Storm on the Horizon
Joshua McClain is a cellist, composer, and studio artist based in Oakland, CA. He is best known for his unbridled and mesmerizing solo performances which, using a looping pedal and effects processor, create intense, otherworldly soundscapes.
Joshua released his most recent album, Coming Home, in February 2018 - a concept album based on Joseph Cambell's The Hero's Journey.
According to Campbell, the hero’s journey unfolds in stages. It begins with an awareness of human suffering, which motivates a journey in search of wisdom, self-realization, and – after many obstacles are overcome -- a reclamation of the self. The voyage traditionally includes an entry into a supernatural realm, followed by a descent into the Underworld. There, the hero wages war with inner and outer demons, experiences a spiritual death, finds redemption, and ultimately returns home bearing the fruits of rebirth.
Coming Home is Joshua's first definitive opus, meant to be listened to from start to finish: as a comprehensive and unbroken journey. The lead voice of the cello can be considered a personification of both the larger mythological idea of the hero, as well as the narrator of his own journey - or yours.
Joshua has toured and performed extensively in North America as well as Germany, France, Japan, West Africa, and Argentina.


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