Genre: Rock, Country, Roots
Josh Taerk is a 21-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter and a young phenomenon who, despite his young age, has already gained fans amongst rock royalty including, Bruce Springsteen’s drummer and Ex-Band leader for Conan O'Brien on NBC, Max Weinberg, calling Taerk “the most exciting new talent I have come across in years. I've known, and played with, a few singer/songwriters in my time, and I can tell you-Josh Taerk has what it takes.”
Having attracted the attentions of legendary producer Terry Brown (Rush, Blue Rodeo, Cutting Crew) Taerk set out to collaborate on what would become his remarkable debut full-length album, “Never Look Back.” The first single, 'Start Again' gained a great deal of airplay on radio stations throughout the UK and attracted press in major publications including Music Week, Rock N Reel, Fireworks, Classic Rock, and Guitar Magazine.
Josh draws his influences from classic storytellers and songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Taerk says of his experiences, “I write, sing and perform because that’s what I love to do, and I’m very grateful to be able to say that’s what I’m doing.” Not unlike the major storytellers that came before him, the greater story behind Josh’s music shines a light on the journey that is life.
You can hear Josh's music online via the following private SoundCloud link: http://ow.ly/bWETD