The sound that Joshua’s vocals and guitar playing exude is one that comes from true grit, and life experience. Where his voice will leave you wondering whether he grew up listening most to Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, or David Bowie, his guitar playing will remind you that the acoustic is still a driving force in recorded music today. As a writer and recording artist, his old-soul simple lyricism, old-school song forms, paired with a recording style that is current yet organic, come together to form a unique and refined quality that is atypical of modern recordings. It’s not surprising that his influences range from early Dylan and Tom Waits, to Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding. He also sites 30s-40s era Jazz, and classical music as a direct influence on his craft.