Joshua Dylan Balis to be the first official artist in residence at The Hutton

We have exciting news to share with all of you today regarding Folk-rock singer/songwriter Joshua Dylan Balis. The singer will be the first official artist in residence at The Hutton in Nashville starting July 28th. We have all the details regarding this below.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2022) – Folk-rock singer-songwriter Joshua Dylan Balis is performing during Breaking Sound at Analog in the Hutton Hotel (1808 West End Ave.) on Thursday, July 28th. Touring in support of his recently released critically-acclaimed debut LP We’re On Fire (State Fair Records), Josh was hailed as an artist that recognizes ‘substance over style,’ (Dallas Morning News) and one with ‘profoundly existential depth to his lyrics’ (Holler). The show starts at 7p.m., ages 21+. Additional artist performances include Johnny Gates, YOUTHYEAR and Sam Varga. For tickets and more information, visit or

Featured by American SongwriterKETR “Notably Texan,”Folk N Rock, the Dallas Morning NewsHoller, and The Bluegrass Situation, We’re On Fire (State Fair Records) combines Josh’s love for Americana-roots and folk-inspired Rock. Josh self-produced ten of the eleven songs and wrote all of the songs, shortly after experiencing an unexpected brush with death trying to make his way out of his Dallas apartment, after the building caught fire. In the days following that pivotal moment, he fully realized that we’re only given so much time, and like fuel to a fire, time eventually runs out.

We’re On Fire details Josh’s personal transformation since then, as he examines life’s choices, what ignites them, and contemplates finding purpose in an impermanent world. His deeply profound reflections and emotionally-affecting lyrics are thoughtful and have quickly garnered rave reviews with the Dallas Observer acknowledging the authenticity of the emerging songwriter’s riveting storytelling, lauding “a stunning example of what an artist can do when allowed to create in his own voice.”

Listen to We’re On Fire here:

Named a “jangly heartland rocker” (Dallas Observer) and a song “that immediately takes you back to another time” (Holler), Josh’s current radio single “Lydia” recently shipped to Triple A, Americana and Non-comm stations. “Lydia” follows Josh’s previously released songs “Stories” and title track “We’re On Fire” which quickly notched an impressive 52,000 streams on YouTube. View the “We’re On Fire” music video here:

Josh is signed to Dallas-based State Fair Records and grew up in a family of accomplished musicians including his grandmother Evelyn, who was a backup vocalist for Patsy Cline during her Hayride circuit, and his father Danny Balis, the co-owner of the Twilite Lounge music venue (Dallas / Fort Worth) and bassist of the band Bastards of Soul.

Josh is currently touring nationwide in support of his recently released album We’re On Fire with upcoming stops in Madison, WI (7/16), Chicago, IL (7/22) and Louisville, KY (7/23). For more information about Joshua Dylan Balis visit

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