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Josh and Raphael

Blues rock guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and producer, Josh Smith, is hailed the world over as a master guitarist with raw talent and power to spare. Blending his signature mix of blues, rock and jazz into dynamic original songs, Smith is known for his incendiary live performances, whether at the Grammy Awards or the Kennedy Center Honors with Mick Jagger, Raphael Saadiq and others. 

Along with touring the world, recording and performing with renowned artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Kirk Fletcher and others, Smith is also a producer and owns Flat V Studios in Los Angeles. He has produced artists Reese Wynans "Sweet Release", Eric Gales "Crown", Joanna Conner "4801 South Indiana Avenue", Joanne Shaw Taylor "The Blues Album", Andy Timmons "Electric Truth", Jimmy Hall, Larry Mccray "Blues Without You", Artur Menezes (winner of the Eric Clapton 2019 Crossroads Festival) "Anyday, Anytime" and "Fading Away", Seth Rosenbloom "Keep on Turning", Jamey Arent "The Back Burner" and many more. 

Josh is a Grammy Nominated Producer for "Crown" by Eric Gales

Josh is a Blues Music Award Winning Producer for "Blood Brothers" Mike Zito/Albert Castiglia 

Josh lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. 


“Josh is one of my favorite musicians on the planet. His musical depth and guitar playing transcend the boundaries of the blues genre into a genre of his own. I am proud to always share a stage with him and even prouder to call him my friend.

--Joe Bonamassa

“As a player, writer, singer and producer, Josh Smith has it all. Smith can truly rock. But his sense is strengthened by tasteful ideas, substantive playing, and a deep understanding of blues guitar.” ---Vintage Guitar Magazine, August 2018.

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