November European Tour Dates Announced!

European friends! Don’t miss the “Don’t Give Up On Me” Tour this November, as Josh rolls through Germany and a brief stop in Switzerland! Come out, say hello and enjoy some great blues music!

November 7, 2013 – Topos – Leverkusen, Germany
November 8, 2013 – Die Scheuer – Idstein, Germany
November 9, 2013 – Z7 Gallery – Pratteln, Switzerland
November 12, 2013 – JVA – Kassel, Germany
November 13, 2013 – Music Star – Norderstedt, Germany
November 14, 2013 – Laboratorium – Stuttgart, Germany
November 15, 2013 – Village – Habach, Germany
November 16, 2013 – Kulturwelten – Helmbrechts, Germany
November 18, 2013 – Herzog Ernst – Celle, Germany
November 19, 2013 – Gdanska – Oberhausen, Germany
November 20, 2013 – Moist Corner – Suhl, Germany
November 21, 2013 – Wabe – Berlin, Germany
November 22, 2013 – Earth-Music – Wetter, Germany
November 23, 2013 – Ducsaal – Freudenburg, Germany

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New Vertex Effects Systems pedalboard, initial mockup!!!!!

A new pedalboard is being born right now. I’ve been planning this one for a while now. My good friend Mason at Vertex Effects Systems has received all my gear and mocked everything up for me and now we are ready for him to do his magic. Most you have seen my current amazing board Mason did. Its so powerful and so compact. I knew I wanted to make a board that would be a little bigger that would incorporate some of the capabilities I loved having in my Bradshaw rig. I couldn’t find the right small switcher with 10 loops and instant access switches anywhere until I found the amazing One Control Crocodile Tail looper. It has all the features and is pretty small. Now I can do midi switching and presets while still having instant access mode in a switcher with 10 loops… awesome!!


The pedal lineup for this board has some old standby’s and some new favorites. The chain will be as follows:


Vertex Interface w/Buffer and Master Bypass>One Control>loop 1 Lovepedal Believe Octave>loop 2 Lovepedal Silicon Fuzzmaster>loop 3 Lovepedal Tchula(of course, I can’t leave home without this)>loop 4 Interface patch in loop for Wah or any internal effect>loop 5 Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret>loop 6 MXR Phase 45>loop 7 Rockett JS Dual Trem(of course!)>loop 8 Catalinbread Echorec(amazing pedal, best new pedal I’ve gotten in a long time)>loop 9&10 Eventide H9 in stereo(This thing is amazing)>Back to Interface>Stereo out to amps


All powered by a Voodoo Labs 4×4 and a custom Vertex Batter box so I can use carbon batteries for the 4 dirt pedals. Can’t Wait!!!!!!!


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Final Florida Tour Dates!

Final Florida tour dates:May 24 – Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton w/Horn Section
May 25 – Burgee Bar @Ocean reef club, Key Largo
May 26 – Earl’s Hideaway, Sebastian
May 28 – Boston’s On The Beach, Delray
May 30 – Big Easy, Hollywood Duo Show Rhinocat Jam with Rick Cafaro
May 31 – Bamboo Room, Lakeworth w/ Jp Soars
June 1 – Guanabanas, Jupiter
June 2 – Bamboo Room, Lakeworth Dar’s Sunday blues anniversary
June 5 – The Van Dyke, Miami Beach
June 6 – Big Easy, Hollywood Duo show Rhinocat Jam with Rick Cafaro
June 7 – Southshores Tavern, Lake Worth
June 8 – Bayside Grille, Key Largo
June 9 – Fishtales, Ft. Lauderdale
June 10 – Hollywood Songwriter gathering….solo acoustic

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Florida Tour May 24 – June 9th!!!!!!

For the first time in almost 5 years I’m coming home for a real tour. Dates as follows with more to come:


Updated Florida Tour Dates:

May 24 Funky Biscuit – Boca w/Horns
May 25 TBA
May 26 Earls Hideaway - Sebastian
May 28 Bostons Delray - Delray
May 30 Big Easy – Hollywood (Duo)
Jun 1 Guanabanas – Jupiter
Jun 5 Van Dyke – Miami Beach
Jun 6 Big Easy – Hollywood (Duo)
Jun 7 TBA
Jun 8 Bayside Grille – Key Largo
Jun 9 Fishtales – Ft. Lauderdale

More to come!!!

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Check out these great tour reviews!

Josh has been getting some rave reviews from his European tour this past November.  Check out what people have had to say!


“… the great discovery of the Lucerne Blues Festivals 2012 is called Josh Smith. Live on stage, the musician from California presented his haunting songs, produced in a highly contemporary style … on his album “Don’t Give Up On Me,” considerably more earthy, bluesy and dynamic, sending his audience into raptures with his carefree attitude and freshness. Haunting wind section parts, a tough rhythm section and Smith’s dynamic, emotional guitar were the ingredients of an outstanding  concert.



… Josh Smith is rightly considered one of the most diverse blues rock guitarists and one of the great discoveries of recent years. … His sharply accentuated single-note style is perfection, his fingers flying across the six strings in his technically accomplished style … Music with the kind of power and attitude that is difficult to find these days.… Josh Smith proves that blues music is still very much alive. If this man was a parish priest – his church would definitely be full every Sunday. An amazingly confident performance!



As a string artist, Smith operates in a class of his own, casting a spell with his total grasp of melodies and unexpectedly harmonic turns, as well as a clear and precise Telecaster sound which has no peer, never allowing a minute’s boredom even in extended solo passages. … if the future of guitar music sounds like Smith’s Tele and Morgan amps, there’s no reason to worry about the coming years., Frank Ipach, 20 Nov 2012

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Welcome to my new blog!

Testing the new blog feature!! NAMM starts tomorrow in Anaheim. Any friends or musicians who want to say or hang, I’ll be the Eminence speakers booth everyday!! Tomorrow night I’m also playing a gig at Bootleggers Brewery in Fullerton. 6-10 pm for my friends at Morgan amps. Its gonna be a blast!

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