MOTOR CITY JOSH & THE BIG 3

Catch us every Monday at The Blue Goose / 7-10pm!

  • Motor City Josh & The Big 3 Live @ The Stray Cat Lounge
    Clinton Township
    Jul 29, 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Clinton Township, 40813 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, USA
  • Mount Clemens Fountian Stage
    Mount Clemens
    Jul 30, 6:00 PM
    Mount Clemens, Mt Clemens, MI, USA
    Out door party in downtown Mount Clemens
  • I Chews The Blues Fest
    Davison
    Aug 07, 1:00 PM
    Davison, 4300 N State Rd, Davison, MI 48423, USA
    Outdoor Festival
  • Rick's private party in Mount Clemens
    Mount Clemens
    Aug 07, 8:00 PM
    Mount Clemens, 152 N River Rd, Mt Clemens, MI 48043, USA
  • Wenger Pavillion
    Baldwin
    Aug 11, 7:00 PM
    Baldwin, Baldwin, MI 49304, USA
    out door concert series
  • Freddy's Bar & Grill Bike Night
    Clinton Township
    Aug 12, 7:00 PM
    Clinton Township, 40000 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, USA
    Bike Night
  • Jen & Curts Party
    Casco
    Aug 14, 7:00 PM
    Casco, Casco, MI 48064, USA
  • Three Blind Mice
    Mount Clemens
    Aug 21, 7:00 PM
    Mount Clemens, 101 N Main St, Mt Clemens, MI 48043, USA
    Great outdoor patio
  • Sabby's
    St. Clair Shores
    Aug 27, 9:30 PM
    St. Clair Shores, 25010 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080, USA
  • Private Party on Higgins Lake
    Higgins Lake
    Sep 03, 7:45 PM
    Higgins Lake, Higgins Lake, MI 48653, USA
  • Brighton Jazz & Blues Festival
    Brighton
    Sep 10, 7:00 PM
    Brighton, Brighton, MI 48116, USA
  • Rusty Nail
    Clinton Township
    Sep 11, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Clinton Township, 35703 Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Twp, MI 48035, USA
    outdoor stage
  • Fairway Bar
    Eastpointe
    Sep 18, 9:30 PM
    Eastpointe, 19400 E 10 Mile Rd #3456, Eastpointe, MI 48021, USA
  • Motor City Josh & The Big 3 Live @ The Berville Hotel
    St. Clair County
    Sep 22, 7:00 PM
    St. Clair County, 498 North Ave, Berlin Township, MI 48002, USA
    Rockin the outdoor patio
  • Motor City Josh & The Big 3 rocks Hells Our Home Motor Cycle club
    Hells Our Home MC
    Sep 25, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Hells Our Home MC, 2187 Kinney Rd, Memphis, MI 48041, USA
  • Luigis Restaurant (Flint) Andrew Spear Retirement Party
    Flint
    Oct 09, 7:00 PM
    Flint, 2132 Davison Rd, Flint, MI 48506, USA
  • Helping Hands
    Covington
    Nov 04, 7:00 PM
    Covington, 3831 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015, USA
  • Motor City Josh & The Big 3 Live in Atlanta
    Blind Willies
    Nov 05, 8:30 PM
    Blind Willies, 828 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
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BIO

MOTOR CITY JOSH - FINDING A NEW GEAR

FINDING A NEW GEAR is the 13th album from Detroit’s veteran blues

journeyman, Motor City Josh. Born in Warren, MI to a musical family,

Joshua Steven Ford was the eldest son of parents who were both preachers.

As a youngster, Ford showed interest in the guitar and by the age of 19 he was

earning a living as a full-time musician. HIs earliest heroes included legendary

artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, Albert Collins, and Taj Mahal - all of whose

influences still ring in the echoes of Ford’s best work.

An accomplished songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and renowned slide

guitarist, Motor City Josh spent over 15 years (2000 - 2015) touring

relentlessly throughout the 48 contiguous states. He and his bandmates

logged hundreds of thousands of miles riding up and down the highways and

byways of America. In the process, they amassed a loyal following throughout

the south and all along the east coast - traveling from Key West, FL to

Rockland, ME.

In 2011, Ford opened The Sound Shop Recording Studios in Macomb, MI. In

his role as both recording engineer and producer, he has worked on more than

250 recording projects - oftentimes collaborating and co-writing songs with his

artists. He has produced recordings by up-and-coming Detroit artists such as

Jennifer Westwood and Pat Smillie. His extensive track record, his boundless

creativity, and his easy-going demeanor have made Josh and the Sound Shop

one of Metro Detroit’s finest recording studios. In 2021, Ford was awarded the

Detroit Music Award (DMA) for “Outstanding Producer”.

After taking 5 years off from the road to help raise his young children, Motor

City Josh is BACK! His latest release FINDING A NEW GEAR (which includes

several co-writes with his wife, Stacia Petrie Ford) packs the punch that his

longtime fans have come to expect! Chock full of humorous lyrics, blazing hot

guitar licks, and a skin tight backing band, FINDING A NEW GEAR is a classic

album from a veteran artist who has finally found his new gear...and, Baby, it’s

WIDE OPEN!!

Awards

1998 Detroit Music Award, Artist Deserving Wider Recognition

2004 Memphis Music Awards, Acoustic Blues Finalist

2010 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Blues & R&B Recording

2011 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Blues & R&B Recording

2011 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Blues & R&B Songwriter

2018 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Record Producer

2020 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Live Performance

2020 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Blues Songwriter

2020 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Blues Artist / Group

2021 Detroit Music Award, Outstanding Record Producer

Notable Appearances

1996, 1997 Michigan Tastefest

1997 Taylor Blues Festival

2000, 2001 Atlanta Blues Festival

2005-2010 Cowpie Blues Festival

2002 Hayling Island Blues Festival UK

2003 Bring the Blues Festival UK

2005, 2008 Alpena Blues Festival

2010 Kalamazoo Blues Festival

2010 Marquette Area Blues Festival

1997, 2005, 2008 Windsor Blues Festival

2005, 2006 Illinois Blues Festival

2007 Hot Springs Blues Festival

2007, 2008 Chenango County Blues Festival

2007-2009 The Blue Crab Festival

2009 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

2009 Daytona Beach Blues Festival

2009 Southwest Florida Blues Festival

2010 North Atlantic Blues Festival

2010 Bonita Springs Blue Festival

2010 Bradenton Blues Festival

2011 BBQ Rib Fest
2012 St. Louis Blues Festival

BOOK US TODAY!

motorcityjosh@gmail.com // 248-534-6772

45777 Gratiot Ave, Macomb, MI 48042