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Songs of the highway

The long-awaited full-length album from Nashville Americana Singer-Songwriter Josh Gray .

Ten poetic songs of love, loss, justice and suspense. These are the Songs of the Highway.

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Josh Gray’s Songs of the Highway is without a doubt one of the best albums I have heard in 2019. This is a debut album that you are not going to want to sleep on. Get on the wagon now, as Josh Gray is sure to be a household name in the music business sooner, rather than later.
— The Oklahoma Reviews
As a first full length album this is a fine and recommended offering promising more for the future and offering variety, quality lyrics and some adept musical arrangements.
— Americana-UK
Do “Josh Gray”, “Darkest before the dawn”, “youtube” on a search engine: the song lasts a little over 7 minutes, and, I do not hesitate to write it, it is at the level of major works by Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen.
— Le Cri du coyote
Nashville is a songwriters town. Maybe THE songwriters town, and I have been fortunate enough to get to know some of the best, and I can say without hesitation and without qualification that Josh Gray is on that list.
— Ear to the Ground
Gray’s primary skill is his ability to create lasting landscapes with simple language...You are left with the impression of an artist that has put his heart and soul into every chapter in the storybook album.
— Lonesome Highway
Stay tuned, for we predict Songs of the Highway will absolutely be on several top debut albums lists this year.
— Americana Highways


Upcoming Shows

    *solo show        +full band show

7/12/19 - ISIS Music Hall - Asheville, NC*

7/20/19 - Germantown Art Crawl - Nashville, TN*

8/30/19 - Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge - Madison, TN+

9/7/19 - Tennessee Honey Festival - Hendersonville, TN+

10/9/19 - The 5 Spot - Nashville, TN+

2/27/20 - ISIS Music Hall - Asheville, NC*


Though born in San Francisco, Nashville Americana singer-songwriter Josh Gray grew up thousands of miles away in Montgomery County, Maryland. From an early age he showed an interest in language and an affinity for writing. At age 16 he got his first guitar but didn’t play his first live show until 15 years later. When asked what took so long, he simply says, “I wasn’t ready.”

This theme of taking time to get things right becomes apparent when you hear his music. His thoughtful and often poetic lyrics stick with you long after the song ends. Josh Gray’s sound is a mixture of the folk, blues, country, rock, and bluegrass that first inspired him to pick up a guitar. He’s a storyteller at heart with common themes being love, loss, and social justice.

His new album Songs of the Highway shows he has come a long way from his sparse acoustic solo EP released in 2015. After moving to Nashville in 2016 he wrangled together some of the best musicians in Music City to form his band, Josh Gray and the Dark Features. Wanting to record but not having the money, the band turned to crowdfunding through Kickstarter. In just thirty 30 days they had surpassed their goal, raising nearly $9,000 dollars.

The new album release in April 2019 sees Josh Gray touring throughout the year. Though, as he states in the title track, “there ain’t no regrets beatin’ in my chest, wouldn’t have it any other way, so I’m singin’ to the wind, these Songs of the Highway.”

  Josh Gray