Junior Marvin, lead guitarist of Bob Marley & The Wailers
was quoted about Josh Heinrichs, saying
“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 is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records with his wife, Kaytee. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independent following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009.
Since leaving Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career, Josh has released a #1 Billboard Reggae album(Good Vibes 2016) & several other Billboard top 10 debuting albums. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times & has been a part of many tours & has shared the stage with many headline acts including Bob Marley's children (Ziggy, Stephen & Damian), Rebelution, Ben Harper, SOJA, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Josh has also made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA, Guam & Hawaii including 4 appearances at the largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots, where in 2016 he also filmed his first live concert video which can be seen on youtube. Josh has also performed for the island nations of Hawaii & Guam multiple times to thousands of screaming fans singing along to every word. With all these accolades, years of touring and constantly promoting positive Reggae music through out the world, Josh's form of Reggae music and message remain a constant driving force behind the current reggae scene, worldwide.
Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah with Ryan Dunn on saxophone appearance on the local Springfield, Missouri television mediacom "Soundcheck" show hosted on channel MC22. Hosted by Brett Johnston.
Songs & Interview times:
Rooftop Session starts at 0:34
Interview #1 - 4:28
Good Vibes - 7:32
Interview #2 - 12:16
Peaceful Conference w/ SkillinJah - 15:06
Interview #3 - 18:39
Cannabis w/ SkillinJah - 22:12
The new Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah 5 song EP dropped May 20th, 2018! The EP features guest performances by Inna Vision & Preston Lee & was recorded, produced, mixed & mastered in Los Angeles, California by Gonzo of Tribal Seeds, Aaron Kaili, Studio 637 & Jesse Mestas.
'Rooftop Session' is the title track and name of of Josh's 2013 EP that also features 2 cover songs redone in a Reggae style that only Josh can pull off. First is the country classic by Buck Owens/Ray Charles "Crying Time" and the second cover is Josh's acoustic rendition of Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" This EP also contains the fan favorite "Wrapped Up" as well as "Straight From Yard" with SkillinJah.
This is a collection of Josh's favorite songs he wrote while in the band, Jah Roots. "Spliff and My Lady", "Crucial", "Only Wanna Be With You" & more... The songs have all been redone in an acoustic driven style and feature guitar legend Bill Bruce doubling as lead guitarist and producer of the overall album.
Satisfied", Heinrichs 4th full length solo album contains 12 tracks recorded with the help of a full backing band. The album contains guest vocals by SkillinJah as well as by newcomers Rexie Adlawan from the Hawaiian reggae band Inity Collective and an appearance by New Zealand roots artist, Regan Perry!
This album was recorded from Josh Heinrichs first appearance in Hawaii at The Kulia Roots Fest in October 2009. It is 6 songs spanning Josh's career from 2005 to 2008, including the hits "Spliff & My Lady", "Crucial" & more. The backing band is Kanoa and Gomega from Maui, Hawaii.
In 2009, Cas Haley & Josh Heinrichs, recorded "Favorites", their retake on a collection of modern and classic reggae favorites. Announced to be released in late summer 2009 by Jim Slayton & his label Big Karma Records, but the album was postponed to due to producer Jim Slaton's unexpected death from a heart attack in August 2009. The album has never been released. The album was mastered by Rob Fraboni who also produced and mastered artists such as Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, etc...
Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah "Peaceful Conference" official music video. From the album 'Made in California' now available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Filmed in & around beautiful Springfield, Missouri & Springfield lake Directed, edited and made by Miles Brown for Stay Wise Media.
Josh Heinrichs with Fortunate Youth performing "Sweet Sensi" live at The 2018 One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Long Beach, California.
Josh Heinrichs "Puff Herbs" official music video.
From the 2016 album 'Good Vibes' now available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Filmed in & around Kansas City, Missouri. Directed, edited and made by Miles Brown for Stay Wise Media.
Arise Roots Ft. Marlon Asher, Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah "So High" official music video. From the 2017 single "So High" now available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Filmed in & around Los Angeles, California. Directed, edited and made by Nate Perry for @nateperryfilms
Josh Heinrichs & 77 Jefferson "These Days" official music video. From the 2010 album 'Josh Heinrichs & Friends' now available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Filmed in & around Kansas City, Missouri. Directed, edited and made by Lance Sitton.
Josh Heinrichs Ft. SkillinJah "Ganja" official music video. From the 2011 album "Satisfied" now available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Filmed in & around Springfield, Missouri. Directed, edited and made by Lance Sitton.
Download Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah's debut song with their VOLTRON backing band. The song is called “Foo’s” and features VOLTRON back up singer Dread Kennedy on the 1st verse of the song. DOWNLOAD THE SONG FREE HERE: https://joshheinrichs.bandcamp.com/track/voltron-foos
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