'When I first picked up a guitar at fifteen years old, I had no idea it would become the dominant theme of my life.' Now at 24 years old, Josh has spent the last nine years playing in venues in the NY/NJ area, honing his writing and performing skills, and gaining a loyal fan base along the way. Josh has a powerful vocal style reminiscent of John Popper (Blues Travler) and Steven Page (Bare naked ladies). An accomplished guitar player, with his touring schedule continuing to grow, Josh's style has captured the attention of fans at his live shows. With a rapidly expanding fan base, his reputation as a wiity songsmith and powerful performer has continued to grow. He has shared the stage with name acts such as Vertical Horizon, Robert Matarazzo, Brian Fitzpatrick, John Taglieri, Dakota, and others. Having played with numerous bands/songwriters, as well as working as a studio musician he is also gaining a reputation on the local scene amongst his peers. Josh's debut solo album, '24 Miles', with songs produced by Josh Rifkin and John DeGrazio (Jars of Clay, Burlap to Cashmere), showcases his 'story teller' lyrical style and is conversational, and witty, occasionally delving into profound. It's a debut that will firmly put this performer on the map and start his career off on a high note. ' Keep your eyes on Josh Rifkin. His winning combination of a story tellinglyrical style and accomplished guitar unveil his true talent. Don't let his age fool you..I believe it's only a matter of time before fame is evident. His CD '24 Miles' is quickly gaining attention.' Sharon Panaro Host/Scene Unseen WVKR 91.3FM "The production is really stellar. Really nice song structure, variety, and melody. The lyrics are right on as well." Chris Trapper The Push Stars.