Motor City Josh & the Big 3

Motor City Josh & the Big 3


Motor City Josh is a quadruple threat: guitar slinger, vocalist, songwriter and entertainer extraodinaire! His razor-sharp band kicks it out 200-300 shows a year, touring relentlessly throughout the USA for the past 15 years. Their superfunky Detroit edge takes the snooze out of the blues!


Motor City Josh, raised up playing music in the church as the son of a preacher woman and man, has had music coursing through his veins from a very young age. Josh's own unique style is the result of a broad spectrum of influences: everything from the Beatles' melodic sense to Albert Collins' gritty, low-down electric blues. His deep, raspy baritone is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong or a young Dr. John. The dual lead guitar approach of Motor City Josh and John Rhoades is a melodic tribute to the Allman Bros taken a step further into a modern sound. This dynamic quartet takes the listener on a journey from high energy booty-shaking to the sublime.

Recent appearces:
Cowpie Blues Fest, Alaska, MI (3 years)
Destin Blues Fest, Destin, FL
Illinois Blues Fest (2 years in a row)
Shenango County Blues Fest, NY
River Bend Festival, Chatanooga, TN (2years)
Munster, Indiana Blues Festival (2 Years)
Altanta, Georgia Blues Festival
Detroit Tastefest, Detroit, MI (3 years)
Royal Oak Art Festival, Royal Oak, MI
Decatur, Illinois Blues Festival
Columbus, Georgia Cityfest
Big Bend Blues Bash, Pomeroy, OH
Heatstock Blues Festival, Fostoria, MI (10 years)
Santa Rosa Beach Concert in the Park, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (5 Years)
Laconia Bike Week, Laconia, NH (3 Years)
Bucks County Blues Society Fest, PA
Rockin' the Blues at Tring, UK
Haling Island Blues Festival, Haling Island, UK
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas


Living Like a King in the Ghetto 1996
Goin' to the Country 1998
Live In Atlanta 2000
Acousticly Sound 2001
Stringer Full of Blues 2002
Live from the Road 2003
Blue Collar Blues Man 2004
Made in Detroit 2005
Covered Up 2007

Set List

Set times as requested by purchaser
Sets are a spontaneous, imaginative mix of originals from Josh's nine albums and covers
too numerous to list but include:
Electric blues to acoustic blues in every shade of blue and melodic, memorable favorites that win over audiences of every age