Ever since Josh Williamson sneaked into a blues jam to play guitar at age 15 (and was kicked out after two songs for being obviously too young) people have been shaking heads and dropping jaws at his smooth, attacking style. At the age of 16, he won a nation-wide contest sponsored by Fender Guitars, and performed with Kenny Wayne Shepherd live at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. At the age of 17, with his first band - the Josh Williamson Blues Band - he opened for Joe Louis Walker in front of 5,000 people in San Jose, California.
But Josh Williamson is more than a guitar, and the Josh Williamson Band is more than a guitar player. Since coming to Seattle in 2001 at 18, Josh has worked hard to find his music and his band, and in the Pacific Northwest has found both.
Literally a man of the music world, bass player Patrick McDanel brings energy, professionalism, and a musical virtuosity that can only be called world class. Patrick has played internationally, and in every music hotbed in the United States. It's hard for anyone else to stand out when Patrick is on the stage.
The newest member of the Josh Williamson Band, Matt Bos, is the perfect complement to the chemistry between Josh and Patrick. Having played drums since he was seven, Matt grew up associated with the music business, and had the opportunities to jam with the likes of Dick Dale in his own living room. Like Josh and Patrick, he has lived all over the United States, and brings a diverse taste in music that works well to round out the JWB sound.
Influenced by the greats and inspired by the classics, the JWB sound stands strong and unique on its 2002 debut CD, "A Working Man's Breakfast", which showcases the band's versatility and artistry with eleven rock originals garnering brisk sales, local radio play, and a wellspring word-of-mouth following.
"Definitely one of the up and coming rock bands... a full-fledged rock and roller."
"Reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, or Robin Trower... a rock-blues powerhouse with scorching guitar work."
"Josh Williamson...one of the nations best new guitarists."
- San Jose Mercury News
Check out the artist's website:
1. Broken Fences
2. Sins I Can't Erase
4. Chasin' Alice
5. Zhi Phunque
6. Look Away
7. How Many People
8. Comin' Home
10. As a Friend...