Josh Smith


Josh Smith

Wed · June 13, 2018

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


Josh Smith
Josh Smith
Josh Smith was born October 7, 1979 In Middletown, Connecticut. Before he was 1, his family relocated to Florida, eventually settling In Pembroke Pines, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. At age 3, he received his first guitar and at 6, he started taking guitar lessons.

After releasing 4 solo albums from the ages of 14-21 and touring Nationally to support them, Josh moved to Los Angeles in 2002.

Within a year of moving to L.A., he was retained by Virgin Recording artist Ricky Fante. He played Nationally and Internationally with Ricky for the next two years.

In May 2006, Josh recorded his fifth CD, “Deep Roots”. A more traditional blues CD, his music was once again well received by Blueswax and Blues Revue Magazine.

In January 2007, Josh was hired by 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks to be his lead guitarist.

In July 2008, Josh was hired by Raphael Saadiq. Since that time, Josh has played such high profile gigs with Raphael as backing Mick Jagger at The Grammy Awards In 2011 and The Kennedy Center Honors in December 2011. Josh continues to tour Nationally and Internationally with Raphael.

Josh released his 6th studio CD, “Inception,” in 2009. This was an all-instrumental CD with a variety of genres that was once again well received by the public and critics alike.
In 2010, Josh was signed to Crosscut Records, a label based out of Germany. Crosscut re-released Josh’s CD, “Deep Roots,” as “I’m Gonna Be Ready.” In October 2012, Josh’s CD, “Don’t Give Up On Me,” Was Released In Germany.
In 2015 Josh released his 8th album “Over Your Head” a more rocking affair featuring guests Joe Bonamassa, Charlie Musselwhite and Kirk Fletcher.

Josh continues to live in the Los Angeles area with his Wife and two children.
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701