JOSH SCHURMAN has been a singer-guitarist for over fifty years. He has performed in coffeehouses, clubs, and concerts throughout New England, the Midwest, and on the West Coast, pleasing audiences with his gritty and soulful vocals and deft fingerstyle guitar playing. He draws on American country blues and folk traditions, which he has been mining since the early sixties, and is influenced by roots artists such as Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Hank Williams, and popular icons of the sixties folk revival. His interest in folk and traditional music deepened during his time at The Folklore Institute of Indiana University.
In his solo career, Josh has shared the stage with many well known performers, and has opened for such notables as Jim Kewskin, Geoff Muldaur, NRBQ, and guitarist, Peppino D’Agostino. He has played in numerous groups, and was a founding member of the popular Rhode Island roots-rock band, BISCUIT CITY, for ten years before leaving the band in 2019.
His currently plays solo shows and also in the popular acoustic trio, GREYHOUND DREAM, which has garnered praise for its eclectic repertoire and unique interpretations of folk, blues and country standards, as well as pop classics.
He can be heard on the soundtrack of “Woven in Time,” a documentary directed and produced by filmmaker Marc Levitt.
Josh’s CD of all original songs, entitled “ONLY WHEN I LAUGH” is available at CDBaby.com (can be downloaded or purchased as a physical copy), iTunes, and can also be streamed on Spotify and most other popular streaming sites. It can also be purchased for $10.00 directly by sending a check for $13.00 ($10. for CD and $3. for postage) to: Josh Schurman, Little Rest Music, Box 1565, Kingston, R.I. 02881 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh has a new CD of original songs entitled “ONE MORE DAY” scheduled for release in 2020.