“I realized that the music I was making is bigger than me.”
I am a 25 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I compose music and lyrics in a thought provoking and emotional way, with the purpose of inspiring people. When I first began performing my own music, I did it out of the need to express myself. I had spent some time being homeless and depressed and needed an emotional outlet. Music has been that emotional outlet my entire life, but once I began witnessing the effect that my stories and compositions had on people, it redirected my path. I realized that the music I was making is bigger than me. It also touches people young and old from all walks of life. The reception to my music has been consistent everywhere I have gone. I am convinced that if I am given the right opportunity, the potential is limitless. I am determined to get better and share my music globally. I am excited at the prospect of representing my people and country in an important way.
Joshua Williams is a Cree-Weenusk musician living in Edmonton, Alberta.