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From the first strums on his childhood guitar, singer/songwriter/producer, Josh Pantana was hooked. By the time he was in middle school, he and his twin brother, Jason, were writing songs and performing locally. While in High school, they toured, produced their own albums and topped local radio charts.
During college, Josh and his brother moved to Nashville and began working with award-winning producer John Mark Painter [Ben Folds, Alva Leigh, Fleming & John]. In 2008 the brothers signed with Dweeb Records as the duo, Pantana.
Living in Nashville has provided great schooling for Josh. From writing with names like Thad Cockrell, Marcus Hummon, Phil Madeira, Fleming McWilliams, John Mark Painter, Josh Doyle, Sam Ashworth, Keith Everett Smith, Tami Hinesh, and Luke Sheets, to performing events such as Tin Pan South, songwriter’s rounds and The Basement’s New Faces Night and sharing the stage with the likes of Hummon, Jane Deere Girls, Amanda Williams, King Billy, and Meredith Andrews, to name a few, Josh has a recognizable and respected name in town.
After 11 years of touring and recording with Pantana, Josh is branching out for his first solo effort. The alternative-pop influenced EP, Lay Low, brings to light his personal musical stylings with songs that need to be sung, rhythms that need to be felt, and melodies that need to be heard. With sounds reminiscent of U2, David Gray, The Killers and Springsteen, Josh implements his unique approach, finding a balance between new and familiar.
Lay Low is currently available digitally through iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, Spotify and Myspace Music. Josh is gearing up to hit the road in support of the EP and making plans to record a full-length album.
If you ask Josh what he wants from music, he will tell you he simply wants to make music that people rely on—music that relates to our daily lives and reflects the joy and sadness, victory and defeats each of us encounter in our lifetime.