Canadian singer/songwriter Josh Taerk’s debut album simply titled ‘Josh’ is a document of his coming of age and an incredible and reflective journey through pop, country and americana.
The album, set for release on 4th November, will include both singles ‘Smell The Roses’ and ‘Grace’. The album has been recorded with Terry Brown (Rush, Cutting Crew, Voivoid) and mixed by Ash Howes (Texas, Little Mix, The Wanted, One Direction)a combination that has created an uncompromisingly infectious record.
“Channels the same story-telling lyricism of a young Bruce Springsteen” – Front Magazine
At 22 Taerk’s beautifully poignant song writing and captivating performances are mature beyond his years. He has already picked up a fan in the E Street Band’s Max Weinberg who asked Josh to open for him at Summerfest, and has since drawn comparisons to Americana and Rock heroes Bruce Springsteen and Counting Crows. Josh’s emotive story telling is delicate and fractured; laying his emotions bare he entwines them with a thorny ribbon of optimism. A lost poet, looking for his place in the world.
“A musical phenomenon” – Gigslutz
Josh says: “The album's stories move from a determination to live, love, pick yourself up and in the true sense of the journey that is life, finishes with the idea that you are never done learning. There will always be things that are put in front of you that will require your attention but with determination and belief in yourself you will be able to figure things out and live life uncompromisingly an unapologetically…My story is still taking shape, and no story ever stops evolving.”
“A rose in a garden full of weeds” – Independent Music News
Josh'’s UK shows have been warm and euphoric affairs and he will be returning in the autumn, a chance for British audiences to witness a hypnotically brilliant performance from a rising star that is destined for greatness.
OCTOBER TOUR Dates to come soon.
1. I’ll Live For You 6. Smell The Roses
2. Start Again 7. Grace
3. Casie 8. Hopelessly
4. People In The Room 9. Virginia
5. My Angel 10. Figure This Out