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Crosscurrents

Cellist Joshua McClain’s Album 'Coming Home' Is Both Magical And Personal

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Bradley Jacob Cox
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Cellist Joshua McClain

Cellist Joshua McClain composes songs that make listeners feel like they’re in another world. His mystical sound is a blend of electronica, classical, and rock. Joshua’s latest album "Coming Home" is inspired by the story archetype of the hero’s journey. 

"What I try to do with the music is take people on a journey into themselves."

Watch Joshua McClain perform meditative sounds every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on his Facebook page. He’s also performing online this Sunday, August 2 at 8:30 a.m. 

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.