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Josiah Whitley


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    Dead Flowers (Live)
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    One More for the Road
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    The Devil's Left Hand Man
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    Hard Knock Living
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    Roll Your Bones (The Ballad of Carl Etherington)
Take an old soul and have him possess a young man, then give him a guitar so he can sing his life story and you have the essence of Josiah Whitley.
He is a singer-songwriter from Southern Ohio who is full of stories. A musician from the age of six, A New Years Resolution in 2015 gave Whitley the courage to pursue a solo career. He released Sounds Before The Slumber EP shortly after followed by his first full length album In The Dark in 2016. The single Ride This Train went to #4 on the Canadian Independent Radio Charts.
By November of 2016 Whitley was in a rut. Tied to a part-time job and music not paying the bills he was battling homelessness and sleeping in guest bedrooms when he could. Yet he was able to record Lay Me Down In Roses during this period using a single microphone in an old movie theater he had access to. The album was met with favorable reviews with many critics recognizing the influence of John Prine and Tom Waits on Whitley's writing as well as celebrating the feel of the album. The success of Roses allowed Whitley to share the stage with Jason Wilber of John Prine, and make headlines and TV appearances.
Whitley’s newest album Moon Songs is a collaboration with a fellow local artist named Charlie Haskins. Haskins, a painter and illustrator, put paintings to Whitley’s songs, and Whitley in turn put songs to Haskins’s paintings. It too was met with success. With mounting success, Whitley becoming a must see in the Ohio area.


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