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Eastern-Washington's Joshua Hope is recognized for his indie-folk vocal style, metaphorical lyrics, and intricate guitar picking. His style has ranged from Alt-folk, rock, and entrancing instrumental pieces that he has delivered over the course of more than a decade.

Josh started out in college in the Midwest in early 2,000's after an indie signing and touring with the rock n roll band Hope Breaks Through.

After his travels with Hope Breaks Through ended, Hope began composing the instrumental acoustic guitar project, Lessons in the Wind.

By 2012, Joshua Hope began writing a prolific amount of Americana, while playing in duos, trios, and as a solo act performing around the Pacific Northwest for over 300 shows.

Currently, Lanterns of Hope has been releasing critically lauded and radio landing neo-folk and indie as well as looking forward to some exciting future projects.

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St. Peter - Single

Lanterns of Hope

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Joshua Recorded this song in a studio in Portland. St. Peter is not a theological statement, it's more of imagary about making it to the gates of heaven and St. Peter's holding the key there.

"St. Peter, he holds the key, for the cast aside and weary." He will be at the gate, welcoming those who have made the arduous journey. Joshua Hope's

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Joshua Recorded this song in a studio in Portland. St. Peter is not a theological statement, it's more of imagary about making it to the gates of heaven and St. Peter's holding the key there.

"St. Peter, he holds the key, for the cast aside and weary." He will be at the gate, welcoming those who have made the arduous journey. Joshua Hope's voice is a bit like Neil Young's, and he sings with conviction." - Laura Hall KWCW 90.5 FM

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Cave Songs

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Cave Songs is the latest release from critically recognized indie artist Lanterns of Hope. The EP hit stores only 4 months after Upward Over was released to glowing reviews. Cave Songs touches on personal stories in the vein of indie-folk and indie-rock with genuine songwriting and passionate acoustic guitar surrounded by transfixing vocals.

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Cave Songs is the latest release from critically recognized indie artist Lanterns of Hope. The EP hit stores only 4 months after Upward Over was released to glowing reviews. Cave Songs touches on personal stories in the vein of indie-folk and indie-rock with genuine songwriting and passionate acoustic guitar surrounded by transfixing vocals.

"Cave Songs is a crisp and fluid release. The songs coalesce in your mind better when you listen from beginning to end which is what I would recommend. This is a very welcome addition to Lanterns of Hope discography." - Divide & Conquer Indie Music Reviews

"Compass" by Lanterns of Hope is about our spiritual journey, in nautical analogy. Earth is temporary, and we are working toward a heavenly goal, using a compass that is not man-made. - Laura Hall KWCW 90.5 FM

"Duet harmonies and spaced out guitars float about as the song Storms grows in passion and emotion. “Storms” feels like something you want to listen to all the way through. With many strengths the EP has only one weakness. You want more." - Facets of Art

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There was this Girl - Single

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"It's time to introduce you to the neo folk storytelling of Lanterns Of Hope. The single There was this girl swells and sways through it's emotional happenings and is surely something new and old fans of folk will enjoy." - BuzzMusic

"Lanterns Of Hope have released a new single titled, There Was This Girl. “The song is about a special person

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"It's time to introduce you to the neo folk storytelling of Lanterns Of Hope. The single There was this girl swells and sways through it's emotional happenings and is surely something new and old fans of folk will enjoy." - BuzzMusic

"Lanterns Of Hope have released a new single titled, There Was This Girl. “The song is about a special person who never found what they were looking for. I really enjoyed the atmosphere the track created and the sweet vocals to match. I can’t wait to see what else this artist releases." - Reignland

"There Was This Girl". "Obviously relatable but also really pristinely put together and not lacking any emotional value. It's all there and it's just one of many songs on the album that makes you want to hear more and more." - Phoenix Music

"Songwriter Johsua Hope delivers an impactful and warm single with "There was this Girl", and "Sea Song" among others along with a recent album called Cave Songs that features an array of genuine singles." - BuzzSlayers

"The reminiscences which Lanterns of Hope shares with the likes of Leonard Cohen and Elliot Smith amplifies the accessibility of There Was This Girl, yet, plenty of distinction can be found in the raw human emotion which has been poured into the single. Narratively compelling tracks such as There Was This Girl will always be timeless." - A&R Factory

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Upward Over

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With the release of the Upward Over album, Lanterns Of Hope takes a new approach to some classic genres and gives the record a life all it's own. Lush with beautiful progressions, an indie yet soulful vocal approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of neo folk anthems.

"Lanterns Of Hope recently dropped a huge

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With the release of the Upward Over album, Lanterns Of Hope takes a new approach to some classic genres and gives the record a life all it's own. Lush with beautiful progressions, an indie yet soulful vocal approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of neo folk anthems.

"Lanterns Of Hope recently dropped a huge album and if you love neo-folk and indie rock with some emotion, this one is for you. The album is titled "Upward Over" is made up of a series of powerful and moving folk songs that get you thinking. Songs are descriptive and visually enticing to the imagination." - Phoenix Music

"Upward Over has a flow to it and one of the reasons I prefer to listen to an album from beginning to end. As an album unfolds I prefer an arc similar to a story where it takes you to different shades of emotion and varying degrees of energy. If you are looking for experience like that then you just found it." - Divide & Conquer Indie Music Reviews

"Helmed by songwriter Josh Hope, Lanterns Of Hope holds a heavy emotion while packing a punch. The EP release dubbed Upward Over is fueled by an obvious passion for songwriting and life experience. Drifting through chapters in the life of the songwriter, the EP rolls through both dark and light without losing it’s honest backbone. Here is what Hope had to say about his record." - Pete's Rock News

“Creating this record has helped evolve my sound by making it more laid back and atmospheric. A lot of the older material was more upbeat and energetic. Still the feel of my songs can borrow from an old songwriting style while adding a more modern layer to it ” – Josh Hope

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The Anchor - Single

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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.

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Lost Songs

Joshua Hope

Compilation recordings of old songs.

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Engineers: J.R. Zellner, Jose Raul, Joe Scholle, Kyle Stuck

Musicians: Joshua Hope vocals & guitar, Jake Bassen ambient electric, Pat Tennis pedal steel, Steve Lefebvre slide guitar, Kristi Tilton violin, J.R. Zellner percussion, Kyle Stuck kick & snare

Backup Vocals: Meredith Rauch, Joan-Joy,

Compilation recordings of old songs.

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Engineers: J.R. Zellner, Jose Raul, Joe Scholle, Kyle Stuck

Musicians: Joshua Hope vocals & guitar, Jake Bassen ambient electric, Pat Tennis pedal steel, Steve Lefebvre slide guitar, Kristi Tilton violin, J.R. Zellner percussion, Kyle Stuck kick & snare

Backup Vocals: Meredith Rauch, Joan-Joy, Kaia Sorem, Donnie Mcloud, Joshua Hope

Song contributors: Joshua Hope, MatthiasMacAndrew Oceans Between, Chris Nobbs Back Side of the Moon, Donnie Mcloud vocal arrangement on They Drink the Wine

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Lessons in the Wind - inst.

Lessons in the Wind

Joshua composed a batch of instrumental pieces on a classical guitar one week. These recordings are the result of some of them revamped. Coming soon...

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