The Joshua Cain Band

The Joshua Cain Band


A catchy brand of garage rock, delta blues, and folk revival with influences from Bob Dylan, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mavis Staples, Bruce Springsteen, and U2. Keeping citizens apart has become the first maxim of modern politics. The Joshua Cain Band aims to play music that brings people togeth


A unique rock-blues outfit, indeed!
Indie-Music – Editor’s Choice

Love the grit and beat ... you guys rock! - A and R Daniel Palmer

Excellent ... extremely accomplished guitar work ... outstanding vocals. - Gold Award Band

There is a slinky, sexy vibe to this groove - highly memorable - darkly hopeful!
Taxi – The World’s Leading Independent A&R

History of Accomplishments

• Continuous play on premiere rock stations

• Two National Tours

• Featured artist on Kings of A&R

• Song featured on Columbia Tri-Star International Release

• Song featured on hit WBTV show “One Tree Hill”

• First Place Regional & National Finalist - Budweiser Battle of Bands

• Cock Fight Hall of Fame on Seattle Premiere Rock Station 99.9 KISW

• Songs featured on various Extreme Sports DVDs

• Shared the stage with Seven Dust, Sublime, Theory of a Dead Man...

• Producer Rick Parashar - Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Bon Jovi...

• Studio Work in Sound Kitchen, London Bridge, and Studio X


The Joshua Cain Band found their souls on the streets of urban Tacoma. You might play great music, but then the town finds you, strips you down, and makes you real. Pain and possibility seem to go hand in hand there, spinning tales that remind you that a song isn't really a song until you’ve lived it.

The boys had been leading bands and playing good ol’ rock n’ roll for years and the stream of accomplishments was nothing to smirk at. Their music had received regular radio play and their songs were picked up by legendary stations and media networks. From their Columbia Tri-Star Release song to their feature on the hit WBTV show “One Tree Hill” the boys kept winning contests and pleasing fans. But coming off a national tour with their previous band they new it was time to head back home and really hear what that old town had to say to them. They were not disappointed.

The history of the city cut its way into their hearts and bled out a new way of seeing the world. The old African Americans fighting for their community, the blue collar union workers fighting for their jobs, the homeless and displaced just tryin' to survive - the City of Destiny told its story well. The band sucked in the aroma and breathed out a whole new sound. Loaded with the influence of delta blues, negro spirituals, and countrified working man music, their rock n’ roll would never be the same again.

The response has been amazing, crossing generational, race, class, and genre boundaries. Half protest rally, half front porch music, it makes you want to shake your fist and stomp your feet at the same time. The great philosopher Rousseau once said, “Keeping citizens apart has become the first maxim of modern politics.” The Joshua Cain Band aims to play music “that brings people together again.”

Often described as “swamp rock” this is the kind of music that helps you remember that life is about friendship more than fame. John Fogerty from Credence described the style saying, “Swamp [Rock] is an essence, an underlying ingredient of rock n’ roll. If I was to paint a picture of rock n’ roll I’d say: “You’ve got the R&B or black side of music, like what came out of Chicago, mostly Chess Records, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and then you’ve got the Sun Records sound, which is white rockabilly – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis. You put those two things together and you’ve got rock n’ roll as far as I’m concerned.”

Press Release


The Devil's in the Joneses - March 2008 - Debut

Set List

The Joshua Cain Band has a variety of set lists dependent on the context. They are available for accoustic and electric shows and play for a variety of audiences.

Typical Set List For Electric Shows
We've All Been There
You're Not Alone
Devils in the Jones's
Here and Now
Eyes On The Prize
Exodus (Cover)
Crippled Inside (Cover)
We Shall Not Be Moved
Sing The Pain