Born in New Roads, LA in July 1979, and raised in the bayou town of Houma, LA, Josh Garrett has been entertaining audience all over the country for the last five years with his own style of Louisiana Blues. Garrett’s style is a mixture of LA Blues, New Orleans Funk, Zydeco, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. “I’m drawn to all things Louisiana, it’s my culture and I try to embrace it,” says Garrett. He received an old acoustic guitar from his father when he was eleven years old. “[The guitar] was an old ’76 Alvarez. It was his guitar and he gave it to me. I was glad to get it and I haven’t put it down since.” say Garrett. He honed his skills at local blues jams, and has shared the stage with some of South Louisiana’s and America’s most accomplished musicians. “We’ve opened shows for Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodaux, Chubby Carrier. I’ve had the chance to travel to Brazil with Chubby to play some high-energy Zydeco. We’ve shared stages with Anthony Gomes and Mike Zito. I’ve even done a little recording with Waylon [Thibodaux],” says Garrett.
Josh Garrett has recently released his debut album, “Changed Man”. Most of the tracks on the album were composed during his time deployed with the U.S. Army to Iraq. “It was a rough time in my life, and writing these songs made that time more bearable. I wasn’t even sure I was going to record [these songs]. They were just a release for me,” say Garrett. The self-produced album is a direct reflection of Garrett’s Louisiana heritage, and the feelings brought about by his deployment to Iraq. He says, “I enjoyed recording the album, and I learned a lot. I’ve already started writing for the next album.”
Garrett has also recently joined another project called “Six Strings Down”. The band consist of four guitar players/band leaders from South Louisiana – Josh Garrett, John Lisi, “Westbank Mike” Doussan, and Billy Iusso. The band has also recently finished its first studio project with Hot Tamale Records and special guest “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Jimmy Carpenter. The album, mastered by Tab Benoit, is an exploration of American music in a New Orleans style.
Josh Garrett and his band have been well received at each venue they have entered. “I feel like I’m at the beginning of my career. There’s alot more for me to do, a lot more place to go, a lot more shows to play, and a lot more albums to record,” say Garrett.’ Josh Garrett has become known for his soulful vocals, emotion infused guitar styling, and that South Louisiana flavor that only comes from those with Louisiana in there blood. “Fat Horns meets Funky Blues.” —-THE GUMBO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE.
“There is only one band between here and New Orleans who can mix Blues with jazz, reggae with rock, and country with funk and soul to produce somethin alive and completely new.”—THE GRAPEVINE.
“Not only is [Josh Garrett] an amazing musician, he’s an excellent performer. He’s charismatic, fun, and really knows how to work the crowd. If you go to see Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line you will definitely have an amazing time, especially if you love the blues.”——-TODAY.COM