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Josiah Whitley



January 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Bootlegger
31 West Church Street
Newark, OH 43055 United States

Take an old soul and give him a guitar. Now let that soul possess a 27-year-old man’s body so he can sing and tell you about the things he’s seen, the places he’s been and the people he’s known and you have Josiah Whitley. He is a unique blend of primal blues, country and storytelling folk. Combining these genres with influences from the likes of Tom Waits, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Keith Richards, as well as sticking to his motto of “One guy, one guitar, one good story, one good song,” Whitley has forged a world and a sound all his own.

Whitley is becoming a must-see in the Ohio region, clocking in at 150 gigs a year. His single Ride This Train from his 2016 release In The Dark hit #4 on the Canadian Indie Charts and he had shared the stage with Jason Wilber, Earl Thomas Conley, Josh Thompson and many more.