Band Members

At different times, Josh has performed as a duo with Gabe Klein-Kuhn, Byron Adams & Hannah Levin

Folks who have recorded and performed with Josh:
Andrew Small (Mandolin Orange, Sierra Hull, Jim White): Double Bass, Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
Hannah Sammet (Grinin' Bear): Fiddle, Vocals
Ian Hennessee (Crumbling Arches, Sweet Auburn String Band): Banjo, Vocals
Zachary Hennessee (Crumbling Arches, Sweet Auburn String Band): Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Clay Pittman (Secondhand Corduroy, Maid Rite): Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Vocals
Elias Cooper (Secondhand Corduroy): Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals



With Clay Pittman. Photo by Zeke Sayer

The only surviving photo from the Watermelon Mountain​ sessions.

Josh began writing and performing original music live in 2004 at age 16. He quickly had a weekly gig at Winan's Coffeehouse in North Atlanta and became a regular at Ragamuffin Music Hall in Roswell, hosting open mics and performing showcases solo and as a duo with songwriter Byron Adams. He then hit the Athens scene and became a local favorite, performing everywhere from the bars and clubs downtown to festivals, house parties, coffee shops, restaurants and political rallies.

 While in Athens, Josh was a member of the Around the Globe Sea Chantey Singers, led by GRAMMY Award winner, folk music legend & UGA professor Art Rosenbaum. He is featured on their album "Let The Bulgine Run" on vocals and guitar. These days Josh continues to write and perform country music when he can and often ends the Zog's Luxury Mic Open Mic with a song.

Josh released his first album, Southern Dirt, in 2007 recorded at Ragamuffin Music in Roswell, GA. Three songs from the album were featured in the film MO starring Erik Per Sullivan (of Malcolm in the Middle). It was produced and engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn and Mark Breuker.

Buy "Southern Dirt"
Watermelon Mountain was released in 2011. Recorded at Gypsy Farm Studios by Zeke Sayer (The Humms), it features songs of romantic regret and angsty college-activist politics.
Buy "Watermelon Mountain"
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