Joshua West is an award-winning AltFolk act that blends elements of acoustic folk and classic soul with modern electronic sounds and textures. Comprised of Joshua and a rotating crew of multi-instrumentalists, this NC-based musician can be found performing his unique brand of sonic exploration throughout North Carolina and the Southeast.
Joshua won the 2018 Don Gibson American Songwriting Award at the Don Gibson Singer Songwriter Symposium, for his song, “Fall to Pieces.”
Joshua is a sonic explorer, a heart miner, a virtuosic singer who bares his soul with his words and performances, moving crowds with the power of sound.
Joshua released his sophomore album, “Uncertain Times” in 2016, and the singles, “Mountains are Calling” in 2018, "That is Why," and "Santa Monica" in 2020. "Santa Monica" has been played on several internet radio stations, and was featured on the Rodney Bingenheimer show on SiriusXM
He is currently preparing the release of his new album, "One Way or the Other" for Dec 2020/Jan2021.
Praise for Joshua West:
Like (Tom) Petty, Joshua West brings an original slant to the classic rock tradition. He writes hook-laden songs, fleshing them out with inventive guitar playing and arrangements.
– GoTriad Magazine
“A refreshing new voice has emerged from the Triad..” Liz Holm, IndyWeek Magazine
Praise for Uncertain times:“The songs have a timeless feel, with brilliant guitar work and well-crafted arrangements that make them sound loose and highly polished at the same time.”
– Eddie Huffman, Relish Magazine
Joshua's previous albums include "Uncertain Times," "Joshua West-LIVE - a dotmatrix project," "Down," and the benefit single, "TheLost.". "Uncertain Times" and "Down" are available on most major streaming services.