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Dallas Native Ignites His New Music Phase With "We're On Fire" Album

Joshua Dylan Balis
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Seeking new inspiration in a city renowned for its rich music heritage, Joshua Dylan Balis made the move to Nashville where he's learned a lot. He was raised in Dallas on a steady diet of music that his father Danny Balis (Bastards of Soul bassist, and Dallas radio personality) thought he should be exposed to, and has combined those influences with other sounds he's been drawn towards through the years to create his debut full-length album. "We're On Fire" highlights his soaring vocal range and impressive songwriting that pulls from his personal experiences, with a sound that crosses somewhere between alternative, Americana and folk. Joshua Dylan Balis checked in with Notably Texan from Nashville on April 15.

The album releases May 13th on State Fair Records, and Joshua will be playing in his hometown of Dallas at Three Links May 27th. Samples of his latest can be heard on these singles:

Listen to Notably Texan on KETR for periodic, in-depth chats with the names behind the music, and hand picked playlists exclusively by Texans, weekdays 11am-2pm.

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Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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