Josh Smith – Over Your Head (2015)
01. How Long
02. Over Your Head
03. When I Get Mine
04. Still Searching
05. First Hand Look (At Down and Out)
06. …And What
07. Intro to Smoke And Mirrors
08. Smoke And Mirrors
10. Better Off
11. You’ll Find Love
12. How Long (Reprise)
He’s considered one of the greatest talents on the international electric guitar scene. His playing resembles an arrow aimed squarely in the direction of the future of the blues.
At just 35 years of age and a pro since his teens, Florida native and current California resident JOSH SMITH works as a bandleader for RAPHAEL SAADIQ and TAYLOR HICKS and tours with his friend and colleague JOE BONAMASSA when not engaging in sizzling guitar duels with his compadre KIRK FLETCHER in music clubs across Southern California.
Following his soulful roots album ‘I’m Gonna Be Ready’ and the elaborate blues/soul collection ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’, Josh now returns with ‘Over Your Head’, a set that recalls the origins of his guitar-based rocking blues. It’s a spotlessly clean, great-sounding production sporting crisply rendered, riff-heavy originals arranged in a stripped-down trio format. In addition to KIRK FLETCHER and JOE BONAMASSA, the great Grammy-winning harmonica legend CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE is featured on one track.
‘Over Your Head’ is available on CD (the first 2,000 units contain a bonus CD with 3 radio mixes and 2 live tracks) and as a double LP with gatefold sleeve (a limited edition of 1,000 copies, pressed on 180-gram vinyl). Both formats have been exquisitely mastered by Joe Gastwirt (Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, The Grateful Dead).