Josh is a straight up singin', guitar slingin', songwriting, crowd-pleasing Blues man. Son of a preacher man and woman, Josh has achieved incredible success and proves to be one of the most skillful yet animated Blues performers around. An absolute entertainer, Josh manages to keep everyone happy no matter what their age, race, or music taste - Everybody loves him!

Having played all over the US and in Europe since 1989, his fan base continues to grow and grow, as do his CD sales. Josh has recorded 11 albums, 2 DVDs, and sold over 50,000 copies through our website and at shows.

Josh is popular for both his award winning electrifying, high-energy 'Funky Blues You Can't Refuse' 4-piece band, and Memphis International Blues Finalist foot stomping down-home Blues solo acoustic act.

The Detroit native spent 10 years working up a MCJ frenzy in the Motor City area, then moved to Atlanta in 1999 to do the same. Based in Chicago briefly and now back in Detroit, he's at it again, doing what he does best.... making people smile, dance, laugh, and on occasion, pee their pants!


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

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

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45777 Gratiot Ave, Macomb, MI 48042

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