Chicago-native turned Nashville resident, Josie Dunne, was born to be an artist. Everyone in Josie’s family creates.
Her sister is a dancer, her older brother is a painter and her younger brother is a graphic designer and actor. Josie found her creative outlet in the form of sincere, fun-loving pop music. Raised on the likes of Stevie Wonder, Etta James and Ray Charles (alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) Josie knew early on that music was the career she’d pursue. She learned piano, taught herself guitar, took singing lessons and began flying to Nashville during high school for writing sessions. For her first EP, “To Be The Little Fish,” Josie wanted to capture the Motown-era music of her childhood – embracing those older influences, but with a modern feel. Josie worked with several collaborators, including Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, The Band Perry) and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello) and got to record vocals at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios. Josie credits lead single, “Old School,” as the beating heart of the EP and from which the other five songs on the EP came. There’s a nerdy vibe embedded into the tunes, and Josie’s the first to admit that. She’s passionate about what she loves and cares unabashedly. Josie’s music isn’t just about being cool; it’s about being your authentic self. She brings a lot of visual components onstage and she hopes her music takes you somewhere special