Josh was Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. He picked up the mandolin while going to school at Brevard College. Where he started a band with some college buddies, called the Mason Jar Drinkers. This is where his old time music journey began. After college he and his soon to be wife traveled around the states with Steve Acker playing on street corners and bars. They also spent some time traveling down under and in Colorado where josh helped with the music program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Josh and Mallory married and moved back to Josh’s home town, where they have a farm/garden homestead with their two boys, Harvey and Calvin and baby girl, Sylvia. Josh spends his spare time learning fiddle, teaching mandolin and guitar and playing music with the PrettyLittle Goat String Band.