Joshua Stack

Joshua Stack

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Acoustic rock and roll that translates from an inspiring one man show to a raucous full band experience.

Biography

Joshua Stack moved to Asheville in January of 2007 and almost immediately started making a strong and lasting impact in the music community. After leaving Austin, TX, Stack knew he needed to get back to his Southern roots and the places where his name and influence carried more weight.

Upon arriving, Stack set up a weekly gathering of Widespread Panic fans at Ed Boudreaux’s in downtown Asheville. He then began appearing in print and on the radio as his work with his own non-profit, “Panic Fans For Food” expanded in town. In the year Stack has spent in Asheville, he has raised and collected and donated 2000lbs of food and $3,000 to MANNA Food bank. His work has appeared in the Citizen Times, Mountain Xpress, and also a ringing endorsement on WNCW from Widespread Panic’s lead singer, John Bell.

In May of 2007, Stack broke into the Asheville music scene with a weekly gig hosting Ed Boudreaux’s Open Mic. Then Stack made his big stage debut in town playing with “Tishamingo” at the Mountain Sports Festival. Not long after, Stack found himself onstage with “Outformation” for the 2007 premiere of Downtown After 5. He has since played the Westville Pub, The Watershed, and The Town Pump. However, his focus remains on building a following among fans and fellow musicians through his Tuesday night gigs at Ed Boudreaux’s. “I’ve spent the better part of a year trying to build a coalition of musicians and fans that not only love music but want to use music to make Asheville a better place for those that need it most. Music can be a force of change.”

This was never more evident than last Fall when Stack’s innovative thinking produced 1 ton of food for MANNA through perpetual food drives at every show held at the Grey Eagle and the Orange Peel in November and December. This effort also piqued the interest of MANNA and has gotten Stack hired on as Marketing and PR Coordinator.

Stack’s talent is not in question, having consistently garnered critical praise and airtime in markets across the country. He is looking to make 2008 the year he does the same in Asheville. “I spent 2007 trying to network and get my name out in Asheville. Now it’s time to put my music to work.”

“Stack’s material is great – lots of life.” John Bell, Widespread Panic

"molding escalating, high energy, textured compositions, written with impeccable focus. Jamie Lee, Hittin the Note Magazine

" ...one of the best acts in town." Stephen Negrey, owner, Iota Club and Cafe,Arlington, VA

"Josh's music draws you in and makes you care about the situations and the people he's singing about. He's an infectious performer!" Jenni Chase, DJ, Z014, Washington, DC

Lyrics

Half The Story

Written By: Joshua Stack

Looks across the room
eyes that cut right through
if she only knew
half the story.

From the inside out
left to go without
had to figure it out
on your own.

And I'm here
to tell the story
to the patient man
standing on the corner
who's got nothing in his hands,
nothing in his hands, but the time,
and it goes by.

Talked to father time
he said, "Don't you tell that lie,
cuz she don't want to hear it,
anyway."

Now the die is cast
not built to last
a ship without a mast
it's sink or swim

And I'm here
to tell the story
to the patient man
standing on the corner
who's got nothing in his hands,
nothing in his hands, but the time,
and it goes by.

All these paths we walk
all disguised by talk
if you only knew,
half the story.

Discography

"Recordings on the Potomac" January 2001
"Legacy" August 2001
"CubanStack" demo August 2003
"Silent Replies" due out mid 2008