Josh Vogeler is a percussionist, guitarist and folk song farmer based in Fort Collins, Colorado. 2015 started off with a 1st place win at the UllrGrass Festival’s troubadour competition in Golden, CO. Embracing a percussive bare finger approach to his 10-string acoustic guitar, Josh has developed an earthy signature tone. Passion for nature and adventure are reflected in his spirited lyrics. Formally trained as a drummer, tribal and syncopated rhythms come through in his vocal delivery and guitar compositions. Josh’s influences and musical experience come from within a diversity of genres including Punk, Hip-Hop, Bluegrass, Jazz, Cajun, Reggae, Blues, and Electronic. The folk essence observed within local arts throughout the Americas has empowered Josh’s creative desire to celebrate community and folk wisdom through music.
Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Josh performed in marching band drumlines, concert choirs, percussion ensembles, musical theatre, bluegrass circles, tribal drum circles, rave dj accompaniment, coffee shops, and all sorts of gigging bar bands. He has been performing around the Colorado front range since 2002. Josh played full drum kit with The Holler! from 2008-2012. In 2011 they recorded the album, Gratitude, which charted on KRFC's top spins through 2012, with Josh's song “Good People Strange Places” receiving frequent airplay. He has played percussion onstage with national acts such as The White Rabbits, Driftwood Fire, Te' V Smith, Genetics, and members of Dark Star Orchestra, Great American Taxi, and Leftover Salmon. As a traveler of the Americas, Josh has jammed with small town locals from Argentina to Alaska, bridging language barriers with music.