Joe Eglash owns and operates Eglash Creative Group, a music and design firm specializing in web and graphic design and music transcription, arranging, and engraving, for the entertainment industry. in 2005, Joe created oySongs.com, the leading online source for Jewish music (audio and sheet music downloads), and sold the business in 2012. Formerly Managing Director of Transcontinental Music Publications and URJ Press, music/book publishing divisions of the Union for Reform Judaism, he has hundreds of publications to his credit.
He is a recognized authority in the fields of Jewish music and guitar pedagogy, and is a consultant of musical repertoire, marketing, and building congregational instrumental ensembles. His popular T'filah Band songbook series, containing arrangements of liturgical music for synagogue band, was published by Tara Publications.
Raised in a family of folk music enthusiasts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joe studied the guitar and saxophone. Before earning his B.A. in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College, he studied classical guitar with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota, where he formed a band, The Flood.
For years, The Flood toured large college and community venues to capacity crowds, earning a substantial following. They released three popular albums of original music.
In 2009, Joe released his debut solo album, BUILD A FIRE, to unanimously positive reviews. His sophomore effort, SO WIRED, was released in 2011, and third, THREE, in 2013. A one-man band, Joe plays all instruments and records all the vocals on his recordings.
In addition to his Joe Eglash and Eglash Creative Group blogs, he writes a food blog, What You're Not Eating, and collaborates on a cigar blog, The Humidor Putzes. Joe is active as a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he resides with his wife and kids. He has happily found himself back in the smoky bar scene as lead guitarist with the Charmers. He is a member of ASCAP and GTM.