Thursday, Sept 10 - 11:50pm
J Wagner is a songwriter from Austin,Texas who spends the majority of his time writing songs and driving alone in the U.S. to perform them. Raised in the deserts of New Mexico and one time Park Ranger of Joshua Tree National Park, Wagner often draws his lyrics from this desert landscape. His song “If I Go, I'm Goin, has been covered by the country artist, Bart Crow, by the Denver symphony orchestra, and also appears on Season Four of the TV show, Californication. He co-writes often with his long-time friends Gregory Alan Isakov and Ron Scott. Two of these co-writes appear on his new 2014 release, The Runaway Kid. Wagner has been dubbed “A number one best bet” by the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News has called him “A Texas folk music staple”, and the Austin Chronicle gives "The Runaway Kid" a perfect "Four Stars" and refers to Wagner as "A commander of words and Ideation"