For Philadelphia born singer songwriter Joshua Howard, making music is about much more than the number of people listening. At the core of every project is a journey of self discovery and a desire to see people connecting with a meaning far deeper than flashy lyrics and engaging hooks. Joshua’s music thrives on raw content, reflective of the thoughtfulness and unapologetic honesty of a musician searching for purpose in the process of creating, rather than self promotion.
Joshua has been surrounded by music his whole life. Growing up to the sounds of his father spinning records from artists like James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Joshua developed a deep love for story telling in song writing. His father got him started instrumentally and later helped him discover his own voice. Though Joshua’s roots originated in Gospel and R&B music, his own sound is influenced by a diverse array of talented artists.
Being inspired by so many different genres of music, it took some time for Joshua to set into his own style, blending his soulful voice with a folk-rock, singer-songwriter sound. But even still, with each project, Joshua’s sound evolves. The desire for each project is to communicate hope and speak grace over some of life’s greatest difficulties. In the end, the goal is good music. Whatever eclectic sound best partners with the heart of the song is what you will find on each track.