material here was carefully chosen as his most requested
and after years of playing these songs, there are naturally
some spectacular performances - a must for fans of blues,
folk and/or Josh White Jr." (Tower
"...Amazing! The. . .CD is terrific!
Josh has always amazed me with his amazing voice. The man
never ages! He sounds as crisp, clear and fresh as he did
when I first saw him nearly 25 years ago! Great selection
of songs and the settings are perfect!"
- Ron Olesko, WFDU-FM, New Jersey
. . A master of vocal inflection and involvement, Josh White,
Jr. pushes his envelope and shows why he is considered one
of music's premier vocalists and performers .This disc
warrants awards, rave reviews, and all the attention possible!
Solid folk/blues, nothing short of magnificent!"
Mark A. Cole Big City Blues (Feb-Mar 2000)
White, Jr. has recorded a powerful tribute with 11 of his
father's songs. He has mastered his father's guitar and
vocal techniques. . ." (Montreal Gazette)
White Jr. knows his father's repertoire intimately and
can replicate it with great accuracy. On this lesson he
skillfully communicates Josh White's unique guitar style
in a way that is easy to follow and accessible
for all players
Singer-Songwriter Actor Educator
There is a Chinese
proverb that says: "If there is light in the soul,
there is beauty in the person; If there is beauty in the
person, there will be harmony in the home; If there is harmony
in the home, there is peace in the heart."
May your life be
filled with beauty; may your heart be filled with peace
and together we will rise and be respectful for the identity and dignity of all creation. And together we will strive
toward a world free of fear and hatred. Confucius said it
so poignantly, "Our greatest glory is not in never
failing but in rising every time we fail."
Living History (formerly Storyliving) ~ in 1991,
Josh teamed up with the founder of Story Living,
Randi Douglas. Living History is an interactive educational
outreach program. The purpose is to teach history and social
studies using kinesthetic, multiple intelligence activities
and as Josh says, "It is where you become the people you
are learning about and then when you become emotionally
involved, you never forget." And all this happens in the
classroom with music, imagination and role-playing. Sessions
are held in schools from third grade and up, universities,
churches, temples, community centers and at seminars."I hear and I forget ~ I see and I remember ~
I do and I understand"Contact for information/booking.
Josh and his friend, award-winning humorist, Mike Ball, took a balloon ride. They just happened to have a guitar with them. . .
January 23, 2015, Ten Pound Fiddle, Black Fathers of Folk Music: Josh White and Lead Belly portrayed by Rev. Robert Jones and Josh White, Jr; 8 p.m.
January 31, Calliope:The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, Black Fathers of Folk Music:Josh White and Lead Belly portrayed by Rev. Robert B. Jones & Josh White, Jr., with Radoslav Lorkovic; 7:30 pm; Carnegie Lecture Hall
February 14, Coffee House Concert, IHM Sisters Motherhouse, 610 W.Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI; 6:30 pm. Tickets $15. Call 734-240-9700 for tickets.
February 27, Uncle Calvin's, North Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX; 8 pm
April 25, Lead Belly at 125 - an All Star Tribute" Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 8 p.m. Tickets
May 2, North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit, MI; 8 p.m.; Tickets: $20, call 248-320-6089.
June 15, Lead Belly All-Star Tribute Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Tickets