About Josh White Jr.


Music & Children

The Legendary Josh WhiteSr







The material here was carefully chosen as his most requested and after years of playing these songs, there are naturally some spectacular performances - a must for fans of blues, folk and/or Josh White Jr." (Tower Records)




"...Amazing! The. . .CD is terrific! Josh has always amazed me with his amazing voice. The man never ages! He sounds as crisp, clear and fresh as he did when I first saw him nearly 25 years ago! Great selection of songs and the settings are perfect!"
- Ron Olesko, WFDU-FM, New Jersey


". . . A master of vocal inflection and involvement, Josh White, Jr. pushes his envelope and shows why he is considered one of music's premier vocalists and performers….This disc warrants awards, rave reviews, and all the attention possible! Solid folk/blues, nothing short of magnificent!"  Mark A. Cole Big City Blues (Feb-Mar 2000)

   "Josh White, Jr. has recorded a powerful tribute with 11 of his father's songs. He has mastered his father's guitar and vocal techniques. . ." (Montreal Gazette)


Josh White Jr. knows his father's repertoire intimately and can replicate it with great accuracy. On this lesson he skillfully communicates Josh White's unique guitar style in a way that is easy to follow and accessible for all players

Josh White Jr.
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There is a Chinese proverb that says: "If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person; If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the home; If there is harmony in the home, there is peace in the heart."

May your life be filled with beauty; may your heart be filled with peace and together we will rise and be respectful for the identity and dignity of all creation. And together we will strive toward a world free of fear and hatred. Confucius said it so poignantly, "Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fail."


Living History (formerly Storyliving) ~ in 1991, Josh teamed up with the founder of Story Living, Randi Douglas. Living History is an interactive educational outreach program. The purpose is to teach history and social studies using kinesthetic, multiple intelligence activities and as Josh says, "It is where you become the people you are learning about and then when you become emotionally involved, you never forget." And all this happens in the classroom with music, imagination and role-playing. Sessions are held in schools from third grade and up, universities, churches, temples, community centers and at seminars."I hear and I forget ~ I see and I remember ~ I do and I understand" Contact for information/booking.

Josh and his friend, award-winning humorist, Mike Ball, took a balloon ride. They just happened to have a guitar with them. . .



2015 Concert Schedule


January 16, 2015, Javarita Coffeehouse, Good Shepherd Church, Sahuarita, AZ, 7 p.m.

January 23, 2015, Ten Pound Fiddle, Black Fathers of Folk Music: Josh White and Lead Belly portrayed by Rev. Robert Jones and Josh White, Jr; 8 p.m.

January 31, Calliope:The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, Black Fathers of Folk Music:Josh White and Lead Belly portrayed by Rev. Robert B. Jones & Josh White, Jr., with Radoslav Lorkovic; 7:30 pm; Carnegie Lecture Hall

February 14, Coffee House Concert, IHM Sisters Motherhouse, 610 W.Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI; 6:30 pm. Tickets $15. Call 734-240-9700 for tickets.

February 27, Uncle Calvin's, North Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX; 8 pm

April 25, Lead Belly at 125 - an All Star Tribute" Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 8 p.m. Tickets

May 2, North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit, MI; 8 p.m.; Tickets: $20, call 248-320-6089.

June 15, Lead Belly All-Star Tribute Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Tickets

June 19 - 21, Clearwater Folk Festival, Croton on Hudson, NY

June 22, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Lead Belly's New York Folk Scene, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York City; 6:30-8:00 pm. Tickets

August 8, Barefoot Productions, 240 N. Main Street, Plymouth, MI; 8 p.m. Box Office, 734-560-1493

August 15, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY; 4 pm

August 21, The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI, 8 pm

October 1-4, Blues in the Gorge. Blues guitar instruction and concerts with Josh, Pat Donahue, Mary Flowers, Scott Ainslie and Eleanor Ellis. Corbett, Oregon, Columbia River Gorge; 503-695-2243

October 17, Children's Concert, WGC Theatre, Woody Guthrie Center,102 East Brady Street, Tulsa OK;; 12 noon. 918-574-2710

October 18, Guthrie Green Outdoor Concert with Kim and Reggie Harris, John Flynn, and Rachel & Dominic Davis; 2-6 pm

2016 Concert Schedule


January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Concert, National Civil Rights Museum, Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee; 1 p.m.

February 4, Lead Belly Fest , Carnegie Hall, 57th and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY; 8 pm

February 6, 2016, Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival; afternoon workshop and evening concert; Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI

July 8-10, Mariposa Folk Festival,, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)




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Josh White Jr. is represented by: Douglas A. Yeager Productions, LTD.
300 West 55th Street - New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-0240 - (212) 245-6576 (fax) - yeagerprod@aol.com (email)