Josh is featured in the March issue of DuJour magazine. Read the full interview by Mickey Rapkin digitally by clicking here.
You've 'd earned this Josh, you worked your ass off for the company. More importantly, you and Daivd Foster put the music producers and music listeners on notice that there was more to pop music than guitar, bass, and a drum set. Pop was on life support bending to the endless pursuit of the next great rock band to the point of tone deafness. The proof that no one was listening came when you appeared on the scene and suddenly the public couldn't get enough of you! We were staving for beautiful and you two breathed new life into it by reminding listeners of the beautiful depth and breath of all music. Coming from a 20 year old that was quite a heavy lift but you did it! You shouldered some pretty awesome responsibility at such a young age- the financial success and livelihood for hundreds of musicians and professionals in the production of your CDs, the hundreds that made up the world wide tours, the hundreds of thousands that showed up for your shows, night after night. And you were there putting out what they came for;to hear. A more mature, experianced adult could not have survived such pressures. And you survived it into your own coming of age. Congratulations, Josh. You deserve to pursue whatever you want now, regardless of what the fans want. you earned it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful voice with us all these years! I hope Happy in My Heartache goes big, despite the subject, the musicality of the song and the melody are beautiful.
Wow! I love Chess, so I really hope you do get that gig. I have to agree with everyone else who see you doing things outside the box. I used to do that all the time when I used my white cane and would get so disoriented! Funny how that happens! Hahaha. But seriously, I really, really hope Sweeny and Zahara can meet. I'd just love to "see" the two of them playing. It would just be too irresistable, and she's such a fun dog when she's not in harness. I'm counting the days until August 18th. Love ya, Josh, and take care. Heather
Great interview! I always enjoy reading or watching an interview with you Josh. It brings us (your fans) closer to you. You seem to be a wonderful man in so many ways. I really like the Josh I know from interviews. That's the Josh I know because I haven't met you in person. That is one of my big dreams though. To meet you and tell you how much you and your music means to me. I listened to your music a lot when my dad was ill in cancer. Your songs helped me a lot and hopefully in june my dad will be declared well after 5 years of regular check-ups. You are amazing! Lots of love :-)
Wow, that is some article :) So many things covered. It does portray Josh as mature and self-confident person, goal-oriented but at the same time still searching for his true self and having fun while doing it. Interesting interpretation of the genre as 'spa music' - I like that Josh has chosen this path of combining a due share of respect and responsibility to 'the genre canons' with healthy portion of experimenting - it does amp up things. I mean, really, why stay boxed up when the world we live in today is so diverse and eclectic. And I'm sure Josh could also revolutionize acting in the same way. Well, what else...oh, yes - Sweeney seems to like rap music, huh? How about that :) Wonder if Josh ever bought him those pet treats they have a picture of at the Bouchon Bakery website...I wouldn't mind tasting some Chocolate Bouchons :) Thanks for sharing this interview!
Nice interview. I'm glad to hear that he's taking a "real stab at happiness." Well deserved.
Is there seriously anyone left who thinks he spends his off time staring moodily into space and thinking superior thoughts? Why anyone would assume that to begin with is beyond me, but surely they've been disabused of this notion by now.
Keep having fun!
Great details in this article.
Breaking the AC glass ceiling. I always wonder why people are so surprised when they find that Josh isn't at all like they thought. It seems like Josh has worked overtime to prove that.
I find it interesting that he lives in a renovated dairy factory. Josh, you can buy one for a lot less right here in Wisconsin ;)
Christine from WI
Your interviews continue to be very revealing and I am glad to see you becoming more comfortable with enjoying being yourself. Nice to hear you are open to set ups. I would venture to guess your schedule makes it difficult to meet real people. I imagine you may feel like you missed a few steps with such a dramatic entrance to adulthood and fame all at once. You seem to be handling it with such grace and humility. I pray you experience all of life's sweetest blessings!
Yeah, I agree, crazy. Your pope shirt is awesome. Love how you are you. Thanks for the false alarm/s?? today...you are so funny!! :) I got it G..howling.
I love that you are being yourself! Your true fans will grow with you and hope that you will continue evolve even when you are showing your edgy side! I hope you find your true love. It will happen when you least expect it. The "False Alarm" girl must be crazy! You deserve the best!
Somewhat disappointed ... I guess we all have a darkside that needs illumination. Malissa King
Love the article, didn't know about being "serious" about Chess on Broadway.......I'll definitely come to NY Josh, that is Marsha and I.
Rearrly interesting as always.... have a beautiful and magic week. cariños.JS