Debut Album from Joshua Polaris.
Genre: Cosmic Folk. Electronic Rhythm. Vocal Harmony.
A mix of gentle acoustic music, basso male vocals, and spacious harmony over gentle percussion. This album seeks to build a bridge between grounded, earthy folk music and experimental vocal harmonies and rhythm.
Produced by Joshua Polaris and Scott Smith at Scooter’s Place. Guest Musician’s John and Paul Hoffman. Artwork by Sara Reed.
Teach Me How (Official Music Video), is the title track of Joshua Polaris’ debut album, and is a short visual piece filmed in a beloved Colorado forest with the help of Paul Hoffman of Elder Grown. It’s a gentle acoustic song telling the story about returning things back to where they’ve come from — and this inevitably includes returning our bodies. A song of gratitude meets a short film where Joshua Polaris returns gold and stone back to the earth and ends acknowledging that the body too is borrowed from the earth.
Joshua Polaris is a content creator, musician, and business partner at SarvaaOrganics.com – small Durango, Colorado based Superfoods business.
For the last seven years, Joshua has made a daily habit of merging musician and businessperson identities. The result of this practice has created the mission of exploring how systems like art, music, and business can combine to become a self perpetuating source of positive impact and joyful celebration of our short time here on earth.
The current incarnation of this mission-in-action resembles a musician wrapping his desire to share songs around a marketing and outreach program designed to spread awareness that supporting the right businesses is the most effective and immediate way to bring positive change on this planet.
Make Art. Eat Superfoods. Plant Trees.
Joshua is a classically trained vocalist and guitar player who mixes folk music with original, electronic productions. His professional career started as one of the founding members of the Funk – Rock – Hip hop group, Elder Grown before transitioning into the folk and electronica genres in 2020.
He has been a professional musician for 12 years, is owner of Polaris Music Studio.
Joshua Polaris enjoys all types of music and rhyme, including: folk, chant, rock, funk, hip hop, and electronic music. He plays a variety of instruments, including: Voice, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Drums, and Cello.
His folk and electronic music feel like a mix of Paul Simon, Trevor Hall, and Random Rap.
He has worked as a sound and recording engineer and records in his private music studio. He is also a cinematographer, professional photographer, graphic design artist, website designer, and author of fiction and origin story.
He enjoys many dance forms and drumming arts, and has trained in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Shadow Yoga, and Qigong.
Joshua Polaris is a trained vocalist and vocal instructor, tutoring under the brilliant Linda Brice of the Transformational Voice Institute in Portland, OR.
Six years ago, Joshua joined the Sarvaa Organics team where he studied under its owner and founder, Derek Van Atta. The two hit it off, immediately, feeling more like family than business associates. Four years ago Joshua became partner at Sarvaa Organics, and as of 2022 has taken over the active day to day management of Sarvaa Organics.
Everyday, the Sarvaa Team sends Superfood, Organic Spagyric CBD, and Probiotic formulas around the United States to their customers. Each purchase of Sarvaa funds a donation to EdenProjects.org. Eden then plants an average of 5 trees, and uses these donations to provide workdays for people living in areas impacted by extreme poverty and deforestation.
Sarvaa is a tiny business of five members and each of the last four years has created a positive impact that plants trees, provides fair wages, and turns serving people health through superfoods into rebuilding forests and supporting peoples quality of life, all around the world.
Joshua Polaris also collaborates with other creators and businesses to bring music and film to their missions. He offers a custom original package that includes a Joshua Polaris original song, and short video describing their mission.
He has enjoyed working with Katie Clancy of SomaDurango.com and SomaScribe Transformational Self Reflection, Lily Russo of LilyRussoYoga.com, Sheryl McGourty of YogaDurango.com, and Aama Harwood of Redefining Relationships.
Joshua has enjoyed the tutelage of many fellows on the yogic path in the west including, Sheryl McGourty of Yoga Durango, Scott Blossom of DrBlossom.com, Derek Van Atta, Author of Your Abundance Now and founder of SarvaaOrganics.com, Lily Russo of LilyRussoYoga.com, Deb Buck of WhiteFeatherHerbals.com. and many more.
Joshua Polaris is creating a circle where music and business and tree planting all happen at the same time. This circle closes the gaps between passions and necessities. It reminds us of the many possible ways we can create symbiotic relationships between our chosen ways of enjoying our lives, creating a quality of life, and regenerating the earth.
Joshua Polaris makes monthly donations to EdenProjects.org. These donations are used to provide workdays for people living in areas impacted by extreme poverty and deforestation create a cashflow that plants trees, provides fair wages, and turns rebuilding forests into a machine for making peoples lives better.
The end goal for Joshua Polaris is to co-create a journey with his community where the infinite variety of human arts are used as synergistic and collaborative tools for a deepening our sense of connection and healing, and as a method of creating playful, fulfilling lives where we can enjoy our body, our friends and family, and our missions in life; where we can overcome our doubts and differences; and live in a way that avoids unnecessary suffering in the years and generations to come.
Feel free to reach him @ JoshuaPolarisMusic.com with any inquires regarding music, SarvaaOrganics, booking, film, fiction writing and beyond.
Join the Polaris email list for updates on new releases, upcoming performances and to hear how many trees we’re planting!
Every month Joshua Polaris makes a donation to plant trees and support workdays in areas affected by extreme poverty and deforestation. He is working with the Eden Reforestation project.
Find out more at: Edenproject.org