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                         Josh Smith at Life is Good Festival, September 25, 2011.   Photo by Richard Uznanski   ©2013 OnTapBlog all rights reserved


Singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Josh Smith takes to the road this month for his first Florida tour in nearly five years.  Josh will play in support of the newly released Don’t Give Up on Me, an album of eleven original songs steeped in the blues, featuring Josh’s smoky vocals and steamy guitar play. The album is backed by uniformly strong reviews.  One of our favorite write-ups from Gearphoria summarizes Smith’s work succinctly, “Mojo rising”.

His 2012 European tour was equally well received, citing Josh’s “dynamic, emotional guitar”.  Said one reviewer, “If this man was a parish priest – his church would definitely be full every Sunday.  An amazingly confident performance!”

Song samples and mp3 downloads are available at both Amazon and iTunes.

Upcoming tour dates:

May 24 – Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton w/Horn Section
May 25 – Burgee Bar @Ocean reef club, Key Largo
May 26 – Earl’s Hideaway, Sebastian
May 28 – Boston’s On The Beach, Delray
May 30 – Big Easy, Hollywood Duo Show Rhinocat Jam with Rick Cafaro
May 31 – Bamboo Room, Lakeworth w/ Jp Soars
June 1 – Guanabanas, Jupiter
June 2 – Bamboo Room, Lakeworth Dar’s Sunday blues anniversary
June 5 – The Van Dyke, Miami Beach
June 6 – Big Easy, Hollywood Duo show Rhinocat Jam with Rick Cafaro
June 7 – Southshores Tavern, Lake Worth
June 8 – Bayside Grille, Key Largo
June 9 – Fishtales, Ft. Lauderdale
June 10 – Hollywood Songwriter gathering….solo acoustic

LIVE Facebook Chat with Raphael Saadiq Guitarist and Blues Man Josh Smith on Monday, February 11


Join singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Josh Smith for an anything goes! online chat on Monday, February 11.  Music, gear, touring, sports – it’s all fair game!  The Facebook party begins at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on Josh’s musician/band page.  To get started, “LIKE” Josh Smith on Facebook HERE.  Come early, stay late!

The event offers an opportunity to chat with the busy, touring musician about his new album, life on the road, his favorite baseball team (hint: stripes) and much more.  In anticipation of the chat, Josh’s brand new album Don’t Give Up on Me is now streaming online here.  Take a listen!

The chat will also support Josh in his bid to play Eric Clapton’s 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival, an opportunity for which he is uniquely well prepared.  Josh began playing the guitar at age six; he hasn’t stopped.  At thirteen he was already lead guitarist for the local Florida house band, The Rhino Cats.  At 14, Josh released his first CD, Born Under a Blue Sign, and blues great Jimmy Thackery responded, “Josh is three heartbreaks away from being a true blues guitar genius.”  Seven more albums have followed, including the all instrumental masterpiece Inception.

He writes, sings and plays his own original music.  He has toured nationally and internationally with his own band, recently completing several dates in Germany.  Josh has also been in high demand as a sideman, playing lead guitar for artists including American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, blues singer Kelley Hunt, and most recently, soul man Raphael Saadiq.

To see what others think of Josh Smith’s musicianship, read some of the comments left on his Play Crossroads page.  While you’re there, check out the music and add your support for this young blues guitar master.  We’ll look forward to seeing you on Monday for some online fun, to support Josh Smith, and to talk some serious music and sports!

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