Hi, my name's Josiah, and I'm a mess up who loves Jesus and I play music because I believe in something far greater then the emptiness this world has to offer.
I picked up the guitar when I was in junior high and felt strongly that it was a ministry God wanted me to pursue. Most of my high school life was spent home schooled, writing and recording demos and performing at churches and venues across northern California.
My senior year I started touring out of state and selling my demo's to whoever wanted to listen. After my Freshman year of college, I realized I could not juggle writing, recording, touring across the west coast and school. I then released my first full length CD, "The Morning Light", and put off college to start touring full time.
After releasing 2 more Ep's ( Chasing The Wind & Oceans ) and performing around 500 concerts nationwide with various bands/friends ( FUTURE OF FORESTRY, ESTERLYN, LYBECKER, +more ), I decided to take a little time off from the road. The break was a resting period to grow closer to my friends, family, church, and to see what God had for me, whether music related or not.
In September 2011 I felt God putting very strongly on my heart to record a new CD that I wasn't planning on recording till Summer 2012. But after praying about it, and trusting God to provide the funds ( which I was nowhere near having ), I went into the studio with Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, Ten After Two, Lybecker ) to record a 2nd full length CD, "All Forgotten Things", which is set to release January 10th, 2012.
The idea behind "All Forgotten Things" came from the example of the Christian walk in comparison to Israel. Just like how Israel always forgot God's goodness and faithfulness in saving them and then still turning away from God and towards idols, so we turn away from Him and forgot our true love and joy. The Cd, "All Forgotten Things", is to be looked at a bunch of reminders I need to tell myself and I feel every person needs to know.
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