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Josiah Wordsworth


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The best kept secret in music


"Josiah Wordsworth"

"Jordan Slominski and Andrew Weidner are the one-two punch behind Josiah Wordsworth, and, for this duo, two hits is all you need: a pianist hitting you, and you hitting the drumset. Josiah Wordsworth's music is chock full of the kind of ivory-keyed pyrotechnics that were given their rightful place in pop music by Ben Folds back in the '90s. The group eschews singing and all that fancy falderal in favor of focusing their McNally-Smith-honed talents on quirky instrumental miniatures that sometimes come off like a head-on collision between a sensible Renault driven by Erik Satie and a tricked out low-rider piloted by Sir Elton John."

- Steve McPherson - PULSE magazine, Minneapolis, MN


“Blue State” expands upon Josiah Wordsworth’s foundation of just piano and drums. The album incorporates a much broader landscape of instrumentation, which includes, but is not limited to: harmoniums, string quartets, a mens choir, electronic devices, glockenspiels, etc...


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Josiah Wordsworth is a two-piece band comprised of Jordan Slominski (piano) and Andrew Weidner (drums). The duo formed in the fall of 2005 while Slominski and Weidner were both attending McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. Slominski had a long and exhausting search for a competant drummer that shared a similar musical vision parallel to his own. It was a great time later in which Slominski crossed pathes with the talented and versitile drumming of Weidner.

The duo’s sound lies somewhere in between classical, jazz, and rock genres; however, cannot claim itself to be any single one in particular. Many hours of practices and rehearsals have resulted in the sharp definition of a cross-genre juxtaposition of musical concepts. Josiah Wordsworth weaves together many musical threads that results in a refreshing new sound that is taking audiences by storm.