Josh Smith


Josh Smith
Guitar, Vocal, Leader
Travis Carlton
Lemar Carter


Blues rock guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and producer, Josh Smith, is hailed the world over as a master guitarist with raw talent and power to spare. Blending his signature mix of blues, rock and jazz into dynamic original songs, Smith is known for his incendiary live performances, whether at the Grammy Awards or the Kennedy Center Honors with Mick Jagger, Raphael Saadiq and others.

The six-string guru is a time-honored tradition in the blues like no other instrument player. While many soulful pianists, drummers, bass players and, of course, vocalists have added mightily to mosaic that is the blues, the respect, fascination and awe for the giants on guitar is something special.

“Josh is one of my favorite musicians on the planet. His musical depth and guitar playing transcend the boundaries of the blues genre into a genre of his own. I am proud to always share a stage with him and even prouder to call him my friend.” – Joe Bonamassa

Josh’s latest and 11th album, Live At The Spud, was released January 8, 2020 on Flat V Music, and features Smith and his power trio recorded live over two nights at the legendary Baked Potato in Los Angeles. The new album features Smith on guitar and vocals, Gary Novak on drums and Trevor Carlton on bass. The goal was to present an unedited look at a normal night at the Baked Potato. Compelling, improvisational and explosive. Josh is currently touring worldwide in support of the live album.

Along with touring the world, recording and performing with renowned artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Kirk Fletcher and others, Smith is also a producer and owns Flat V Studios in Los Angeles. He has produced artists Reese Wynans “Sweet Release”, Eric Gales “Crown”, Joanna Conner “4801 South Indiana Avenue”, Joanne Shaw Taylor “The Blues Album”, Andy Timmons “Electric Truth”, Jimmy Hall, Larry Mccray “Blues Without You”, Artur Menezes (winner of the Eric Clapton 2019 Crossroads Festival) “Anyday, Anytime” and “Fading Away”, Seth Rosenbloom “Keep on Turning”, Jamey Arent “The Back Burner” and many more.


Previous Tours