Josh Daniel is North Carolina singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose passion and enthusiasm are evident every time he takes the stage. Danieldescribes his sound as “Rock n Roll” but it’s much broader than that… Josh is able to mold his influences into a unique sound that is entirely his own. Raised on the vinyl of the 1970’s where Soul and Rock n Roll played equal parts, Josh’s repertoire is stunning, and estimates he knows “well over 1000” cover songs along with countless original compositions which range from complex bluegrass instrumentals to full blown pop classics.
Blending rock n roll with bluegrass, funk and soul music with a reggae backbeat, you never know which way he will lead the crowd. By the tender age of 19 Daniel had a full length CD of original music under his belt and performed hundreds of live shows. Since then he has released a catalog of music as a solo artist including the single “Still Standing” with legendary guitarist Charlie Hunter. Following his incredible run of live-streaming everyday during the 2020/21 lockdown Daniel gained national recognition and was invited as a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, NPR and was interviewed by Pollstar after he charted as the #8 live-streaming artist of 2020.
2022 brought several new singles as well as the full-length effort “Beautiful Mess” co-written with Grammy winner Charles Humphrey (Steep Canyon Rangers. Songs From The Road Band) . Josh’s next single “Melody” is due in spring 2023 and features guests Andy Thorne (Leftover Salmon) and Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters). Charlotte Magazine also named Josh “Artist of The Year” in their annual “Best of The Best” Issue.
Josh has performed at many national events (MerleFest, FloydFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots) and along the way has had the privilege collaborating on stage with John Cowan(The Doobie Brothers), Billy Strings, The Wood Brothers, Larry Keel and more,
Daniel’s solo live shows consist of his dynamic vocal range and acoustic skills along with a Digitech looper pedal that allows his improvisational mind to create a unique one-man-band that is like no other. Ever expanding and moving forward Josh’s music continues to push boundaries. In addition to leading a full band in all original sets, Josh also has an incredible Grateful Dead experience “Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band” that have been performing to big crowds all over the southeast the past few summers.