Josh Krajcik

Singer-songwriter Josh Krajcik, a former runner-up on the "X-Factor," will perform in concert at The College of Wooster on Dec. 14.


Popular Hometown Singer-Songwriter Josh Krajcik Returns to The College of Wooster

Former “X-Factor” runner-up to perform in concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, in McGaw Chapel

13 November, 2013 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Singer-songwriter Josh Krajcik returns to The College of Wooster for a concert in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.) on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. A limited number of discount tickets for students, faculty, and staff are available for $10 at the information desk in Lowry Center. Cash, check, or CoW card are acceptable payment options. CoW cards must be presented at the time of purchase as proof of affiliation with the College. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

A former Wooster resident and a graduate of nearby Triway High School, Krajcik, who first performed at Wooster in September of last year, became an almost overnight sensation as a contestant on the first year of Simon Cowell's "X-Factor" in 2011 when he wound up as the runner-up on the popular talent-search program.

Known for his stellar vocal talent and masterful guitar skills, Krajcik has been described as having "intense passion" and "earthy charm." His forthcoming album, titled "Blindly, Lonely, Lovely," combines elements of rock, soul, and R&B and features a balance of raw emotion and sonic sophistication, according to his website.

Inspired by the likes of soul singers Bill Withers, Ray Charles, and Sam Cooke, Krajcik says he was intrigued by "the way their voice(s) and delivery have this power to bring you into the moment, in a way that you'd be hard-pressed to find in any other style of music." As a vocalist, Krajcik successfully captures that same "in-the-moment" sensation. "Nothing about my style is very calculated," he says. "My feeling is that you have to create music for yourself first, the music that you want to hear and that hits you on a deep emotional level." Some of his compositions that capture the moment include "Nothing," "Hopeful," "One Thing She'll Never Know," and "Let Me Hold You."

Additional information about the concert is available by phone (330-263-2570) or e-mail.