A quote from Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers....
“Josh is one of those guys who comes along and fills his music with such an inspiration and with such energy that it translates so easily and positively to anyone hearing it. He is a rare talent in both his ability to craft a song with a certain timeless quality to it, and then, man, his voice, well, I mean, damn, the kid can sing as good as anyone out there; a bright future – that one.”
Josh Heinrichs Current Biography:
Josh Heinrichs, was the former lead singer and songwriter of the reggae group, Jah Roots & is also the founder & operator of GanJah Records, his own independent label that was responsible for releasing his records with Jah Roots, his own solo records & now his former Jah Roots bandmate, SkillinJah's latest solo album release entitled "Emergency Spliff".
While with Jah Roots, Josh released 5 albums. The last 2 albums, "Crucial" and "Joy" both helped propel the band to a national level. The 2008 album "Joy" featured original Bob Marley & The Wailers lead guitar player, Junior Marvin on 2 songs, "Spliff & My Lady" & "Ganja Weed".
In early 2009, Heinrichs left the band he help take so far to devote more time to his family life & escape the financial discrepancies and management difficulties he had felt were plaguing Jah Roots. Since then, Heinrichs has released 5 solo albums, 3 of which debuted in the Top 10 Best Selling Reggae Albums on iTunes (USA).
For his first official solo album Josh enlisted the help of some friends, calling the album "Josh Heinrichs and Friends". The album featured Josh working alongside Aston "Familyman" Barrett (Bob Marleys lifelong bass player), Hani Totorewa of New Zealand's #1 reggae band, Katchafire, also Caleb Keolanui of The Green, Cas Haley, 77 Jefferson, Clear Conscience, Kokomon of Inna Vision and more... The album debuted at #4 on iTunes.
"Jah Roots", an acoustic retrospect album by Josh was released in May 2011 and debuted at #6 on iTunes. The album was a collection of Josh's favorite songs he wrote while in the band Jah Roots redone in an acoustic style.
Josh also released his former Jah Roots bandmate, SkillinJah's first online solo album entitled "Emergency Spliff" Aug 16th 2011(Debuted at #16 iTunes Reggae USA).
Heinrichs has also released 2 official music videos "New Love" & "These Days" both from the Josh Heinrichs and Friends album.
Heinrichs has toured successfully as a solo artist, touring the entire USA & Hawaii multiple times. In October 2011 Heinrichs embarked on a month long national tour with Mike Pinto Band to promote his latest album "Satisfied" ending with a special quadruple cd release party in Honolulu,HI & Kona,HI for himself, J Boog, Anuhea & Natural Vibrations.
"Satisfied", Heinrichs 5th full-length album, was released October 18th, 2011. The album debuted at #3 on iTunes Top 200 Best Selling Reggae Albums and as Amazons #2 Hottest Selling Reggae Album. The album features 12 brand new tracks recorded with the help of a full backing band and features 3 guest appearances. SkillinJah, Josh's former Jah Roots bandmate joins Josh on 2 songs for this album, Rexie Adlawan of the Hawaiian reggae band, Inity Collective, joins Josh for his first ever duet with a female for the song "What Can I Do" and New Zealand roots artist, Regan Perry joins for the last tune "Cruisin" which ends the album with a nice chill New Zealand style reggae jam.
The album is available digitally at all online retailers.
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Josh Heinrichs Discography:
w/ Jah Roots:
* Steppin' Out Of Babylon (2002)
* More Herbs for the Youth (2005)
* Babylon Weak Heart w/ Baddaflexx (2005)
* Crucial (album) (2006)
* Joy (Jah Roots album) (2008)
* Josh Heinrichs "Things Change" (2009)
* Josh Heinrichs "Favorites" w/ Cas Haley (2009)
* Josh Heinrichs "Live in Hawaii" (2010)
* Josh Heinrichs "Josh Heinrichs & Friends" (2010)
* Josh Heinrichs "Jah Roots" (2011)
* SkillinJah w/ Josh Heinrichs "Emergency Spliff" (2011)
* Josh Heinrichs "Satisfied" (2011)