“Joshua is a strong blend of Folk and Soul. Like a white, folky John Legend.” – Plutonic Music Group, UK. A Nashville-based artist, his music has been featured in films, on TV and he’s recorded, billed, shared the stage across the nation with many greats, including Prince and The Mowgli’s.
The sound that Joshua’s vocals and guitar playing exude is one that comes from true grit, and life experience. Where his voice will leave you wondering whether he grew up listening most to Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, or David Bowie, his guitar playing will remind you that the acoustic is still a driving force in recorded music today. As a writer and recording artist, his old-soul simple lyricism, old-school song forms, paired with a recording style that is current yet organic, come together to form a unique and refined quality that is atypical of modern recordings. It’s not surprising that his influences range from early Dylan and Tom Waits, to Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding. He also sites 30s-40s era Jazz, and classical music as a direct influence on his craft.
Most recently writing a new catalogue of music crossing all genres he’s worked in from soul and R&B to indie folk and Americana, cowriting and working with groups like SongWriterCamps and Drishti Records to compose and produce niche oriented projects for TV and Film use, and for streaming platforms.
2022 Co-founds HITLAB Studios, a podcast recording, marketing and production company.
2021-2022 Works with 800 Pound Gorilla Records imprint, DRISHTI Records writing, producing, recording meditation music with various artists.
2020 Releases HOME ON THE ROAD, a documentary that follows his path in music, and asks “what does success mean to you?” to people across the US, both in the music business and outside of music.
2019 Opens real estate company, Home Agent Group. Writes and records “Dharmawheel Vol.1” a compilation of arrangements of songs he’s written and some classics, interpreted for use in guided meditation.
2018 Multiple streaming releases, “Milk and Honey Tapes” Vol 1 and 2. Opens two new branding and advertising businesses, Project X Marketing, LLC and Prospect Workflow (a workflow automation software).
2017 Released “Roots” which raised to the top 200 on weighted and unweighted radio charts during a spring tour through the south, released follow up “Live at Hendershot’s in Athens GA”, also wrote song and produced video for Lamar Williams Jr., “Days of Summer” reaching over 100k Youtube views.
2016 Recorded full length, “Roots” as a fully independent project, Executive Producer and Music Supervisor for feature film “Juicy Mooshu”.
2015 Wrote and recorded soundtrack for short film “The American Dream” (featured in Louisiana Film Prize), and provides music and music supervisor for short film “Hunger for Love”, released “Love and War EP 1” as band, Joshua and the Bandits.
2014 Works as a producer and multi-media branding professional on various projects, wrote recorded and released a song a week for one year.
2013 Records for various trailers for The Weinstein Company with Deron Johnson and Andrea Remandareleases book ”This Body’s Made for Good Livin”.
2012 Writes and records soundtrack and feature music for Michael Rooker film, “Pennhurst” (aka “Asylum of the Dead”), moves to Nashville TN, first national tour, records follow up record to “Listen” in New York City, NY with Deron Johnson and Andrea Remanda (unreleased), records “Joshua” EP in Nashville TN, begins filming for documentary “Home on the Road”.
2011 Records first solo band EP with Alex Elena (grammy-winning producer, record unreleased), records follow up “Listen” EP with Deron Johnson and Andrea Remanda, and records song “Our Time Will Come” for TV Show “The Young and the Restless” (nominated for Emmy), performs as featured artist at “Overflow Joplin” a benefit concert for Joplin, MO tornado relief, produces and performs for Beverly Hills, CA Relay for Life “Fight Back” concert with The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) and The Mowgli’s.
2010 Residencies and various shows in Los Angeles CA including magazine release party for Signature Magazine, features in LA WEEKLY, Pasadena Scene, and produced and performed for Nashville TN flood relief concert, “Play it Forward Nashville”.
2009 First ever show as with Stereofox full band, Prince sat in with the band, Stereofox album, “Ice the Symphony” recorded with Deron Johnson and Gary Novak in Burbank CA.
2008 Stereofox bootleg recordings and acoustic EP recordings.
2007 Stereofox as a 3 piece band, first show at Viper Room on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood CA.
2006 Moved to Los Angeles CA, started local band Stereofox – Opened multi-media collective, True Source Entertainment.
2005 After Hurricane Katrina, moved to Pascagoula MS to do relief work for hurricane victims there and in Gulf Port MS.
2003 Started college at Belmont Univesity for Music Business.
2000 Tracked first album (titled “Shagcarpeted Dreams”) on a Tascam 8 track recorder that was given to him by the drummer of Audio Adrenaline (a neighbor at the time).
1999 Worked as a guitar play and singer for local acts in and around Fairview and Nashville TN + Gained a position with the Williamson County Gov’t Access Channel 3 as one of two of the only paid interns in the program in the state.
1998 First performance as a songwriter in a local coffee shop in Fairview TN..
1997 Wrote a lot of songs.
1996 Started playing guitar.