Today the spotlight falls on folk singer-songwriter Josh Ward Taylor.
Born in Baltimore, and raised in the Maryland suburbs, Josh Ward Taylor was brought up on the music from his parent’s generation. Early experiences of music from Dylan to Springsteen peaked Josh’s interest in the guitar at an early age. Since 2006, Josh Taylor has independently produced 5 albums. After a year-and-a-half residence in Athens, Georgia, Josh released the 2006, “Live at Eddie’s Attic” which contains 16 live solo acoustic songs recorded at the legendary venue. In May ’06, he moved to NYC where he has been honing his craft as a writer and performer. He has since written and recorded 4 more independently produced albums, “From the West River” in 2007, Paranoia Town in 2008, A Little Blue in 2009, and Wild, Wild Ramblin’ Heart in 2010. His most recent album, Carolina Trees (2012), had two tracks hand-scouted by Big House Publishing. Dubbed, “a songwriter’s songwriter” by Ishrat Ansari, owner of the legendary Greenwich Village music hot spot, Caffe Vivaldi, Josh WardTaylor has a style that draws from traditional folk to modern blues elements. He continues to frequent the New York City music scene and has years of new music to come on the horizon.
The artist just released his sweet and soulful new single “I’ve Gone Away” leading up to his forthcoming Hummingbirds EP. This is the second single off the EP, listen to it below: