Justin Shapiro is a folk rock artist who’s similar to artists like Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, O.A.R., Ben Harper, and Tom Petty. For him, Campfire Party is an album that was 10+ years in the making, featuring some old and new songs.
Justin has been part of the local music scene since 2007, and started out the way most people do. Hanging out with local cover bands and playing some music! Doing this is what helped him gain the experience he needed to be a solo artist.
Listening to Campfire Party, all of the lyrics wit and soul, as he sings about love, loss, and triumph. Justin’s single off the album, “Brighter Days,” is about exactly what the title says. brighter days! With lyrics like, “Thinking there’s something left for me in this place / I put up a fight but I know the path to take / But my favorite is the one that always leads to my mistakes,” it seems as though Justin is thinking a little negatively, but then he realizes that things can change. Those same emotions are felt through the way the actual song sounds. The track starts off slow, and then speeds up.
When he sings, “Make peace with the past / Now it’s time to move on” and “Just laugh a little louder / Cause’ it’s all gonna be just fine,” that’s the moment listeners can tell Justin is truly ready for brighter days.
There will also be a special album release party/charity raffled held May 19th at the Ugly Mug in Washington, DC.
You can catch Justin on tour at these locations:
May 18th – Old Brogue – Great Falls, VA
May 19th – The Ugly Mug – ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH TONY KENNETH – Washington DC
May 24th – Ram’s Head Tavern – Savage, MD
May 26th – Nanny O’Brien’s – Washington DC
June 1st – Dogwood Tavern -Falls Church, VA
June 2nd – Ragtime – Arlington, VA
June 16th – Rhodeside Grill – Arlington, VA