Joe Borthwick
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Joe Borthwick

New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter




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Amalgam (EGADs Records, 2015)



Veteran multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Joe Borthwick first gained renown in the fertile New Hope, Pennsylvania 1990s music scene, primarily as a drummer and guitarist. On a whim (or—as some suspect—a dare), he began playing double bass in 2006, and quickly became one the area’s most sought-after players on the instrument (in typically self-deprecating fashion, Joe attributes this solely to his willingness to lug the cumbersome instrument anywhere at any time).

 Joe quickly found himself carting his weighty upright through a slew of festival and club dates, supporting such diverse artists as roadwise singer/songwriter John Sonntag, underground oddball favorites Fellaheen, and folky alt-country troubadours Bovine Social Club—as well as gigs ranging from bluegrass to jazz.

Within the past year, Joe began focusing on his original material, honing his cache of enticingly low-key, funky songs with an eye towards recording definitive versions of these songs which have accompanied him throughout his playing career. Calling upon the area’s finest musicians to help him realize his goal, Joe is at long last releasing his highly-anticipated solo album, Amalgam (EGADS Music, 2015), which boasts a tasty, twangy brew of Americana-rama that appeals to the head and heart, as well as to the booty. booty 

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