Josie began playing at open mics in 2014.  Since then she’s been building an impressive fan base and making music industry types take notice.  Her first album, Cant Go Home, was produced by Long Island guitarist and songwriter Mike Nugent and mixed at The Workshoppe East by Kevin Kelly.  

Can't Go Home has received positive reviews from press and media in her region with comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Kim Richey and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Can't Go Home charted at #21 on the Roots Music Report Weekly Top 50 Roots Rock Album Chart June 22, 2019. 

Tracks from Can't Go Home have been added to an impressive number of American and International radio playlists. Some of the American Radio Stations spinning tracks from the CD include:

WAMU-FM Washington DC; Americana Boogie Radio Salem OR;  KAOS-FM Olympia WA; KDHX-FM St. Louis MO;  KKFI-FM Kansas City, MO; KDNK-FM Carbondale, CO; KHNS-FM Haines, AK; KFAI-FM Minneapolis, MN; KMUD-FM Redway CA; KOPN-FM Columbia, MO; KPFT-FM Houston TX; KRVM-FM Eugene, OR; KXCI-FM Tucson AZ;  WETS-FM Johnson City, TN; WEFT-FM Champaign, IL; WEHC-FM Emory, VA; WERU-FM E. Orland,  WESU-FM Middletown CT;  ME; WHAY-FM Whitley City KY; WHFC-FM Bel Air, MD;  WHFR-FM Dearborn, MI; WIKX-FM Port Charlotte, FL; WKKL-FM West Barnstable, MA; WLFR-FM Galloway, NJ; WMKY-FM Morehead KY; WOJB-FM Hayward, WI; WPKN-FM Bridgeport, CT; WRIR-FM Richmond VA; WRUV-FM Cleveland OH; WTCC-FM Springfield, MA; WVIA-FM Pittston, PA; WWUH-FM West Hartford, CT

International play is being reported by stations in France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Belgium and Canada.

Josie has been featured on a variety of internet radio shows and podcasts including Acoustic Cafe, Crossroads, The Catskills Cafe, Folk Frontier, Folkal Point, Hillbilly Rockhouse, Landslide, Mostly Folk,  Radio Guitar One and Roots Revival. 


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