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September 14, 2020

Joe Barksdale: “Moonbeam”

By: Jack Anderson

There was an awful lot of talk about football this past weekend…but local news and opinions aside, today we’re giving the historically-introverted Joe Barksdale a spot in the limelight. After a fulfilling career in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and San Diego Chargers, Barksdale’s recently swapped out the helmet and pads for six strings and a mic.

Barksdale dropped his debut album back in 2017 and just last year formally retired from the NFL to relocate to Austin and focus full-time on music. Friday before last, Barksdale shared Sincerely, an earnest set of indie-rock/electro-soul songs that mark a serious victory for Barksdale in his ongoing songwriting career, perhaps best heard on “Moonbeam”!

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