Josh Washam

For fans of:Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Bob Dylan

Josh Washam is a Nashville based singer/songwriter, producer and luthier based in Nashville, TN. His music runs the gamut from acoustic based folksy/Americana to funky rock and roll and everything in between. Josh’s influences include John Prine, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Neil Young. His first solo record is The Washam Machine, released in October 2017. With songs like "Misinformation" and "What Makes You?" he explores relevant issues while trying to find peace and purpose in a wild world. Squash Blossom, released in April of 2021 explores a larger sonic landscape while continuing to try and bring every day situations into perspective. “It's a great example of turning out engaging, concise songs that are full of personality and fine musicianship” - Paul McGee (Lonesome Highway).

Josh writes “with a plainspoken wisdom that feels really good and comfortable” - Greg Jones (Ear To The Ground). He has “a distinct blend of folk and roots fused with country” and “offers the message that so many great things in life are free: writing a song, embracing nature, and spending time with a partner, among other soul-fulfilling things” - Anthony Sandoval (Music Mecca).

Dave Franklin (Dancing about Architecture) interprets the meaning of Josh’s music as this: “Don’t listen to others, ignore words of wisdom from people with their smug and all-knowing “been there” attitude, this is very much your adventure, your challenge, face it your way. Approach life’s journey with such a mind-set and you will find that, no matter what the outcome, succeed or fail, you will learn from it, grow from it, create unexpected results from it, perhaps even reinvent the world in some small way…even if it is just the bit you are standing on. It’s a philosophy which sits neatly with sonic vibe of the music behind it, unfussy, plain speaking, to the point, forward thinking.”