Josh Newcom to release new studio album “The Blues Gonna Getcha” on June 28th 2019

Josh Newcom The Blues Gonna Getcha cover
Josh Newcom is an anomaly. As a musician and entertainer, he is continually in a whirlwind of creation. His mind never hits pause, and inspiration comes from all facets of life, family, his travels, alongside any subject that enters the bandwidth of his mind. Over the course of the last year and a half, he self-produced ten albums, each genre specific.

As opposed to confining his talent to a sole genre, his love of all music has been the inspiration to pool these individual creations in to collected bodies of work, each loosely defined as Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock and others. First up on June 28th is the release of “The Blues Gonna Getcha” via Warpaint Entertainment.

That forthcoming album can be previewed here, and is available for sale here.

1. Girl Got the Mojo
2. Freak Train
3. Nothin’ Left but the Blues
4. Roll Train Roll
5. Out of Mississippi
6. All Night Long
7. The Blues Gonna Getcha
8. Shakin’ Dice
9. Cock of the Walk
10. In Da Bayou
11. When She’s Shakin’

Newcom shares: “My love for the Blues was first and for most inspired by Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan. When I first heard Muddy Waters sing and play his songs in that raw and sweaty sound, I knew that was going to be a huge stimulant for my creativity. And hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan play the Blues changed everything I thought about guitar. It literally made me drop everything and focus only on the Blues for many months. Now B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Rosetta Tharpe and many more are who I turn to for inspiration ensuring my soul flows out freely through my voice and fingers”.

Listening to “The Blues Gonna Getcha”, there is no question the pure powerful, natural intonation is there as Newcom delivers his lyrics in song. And as a player, he is real, taking inspiration from the forefathers of the genre who came before. When asked about which specific carry the most significant meaning to him personally, he offers: “I’m not the type of songwriter who writes just to have another song. I love every song I put out equally or I wouldn’t put them out. That being said, some are written to carry the torch for how I want an album to flow, and the overall feeling I’m looking for. I wrote "Girl Got the Mojo" with full intentions of it starting the album off, and revealing exactly what the album was. The same goes for the ending with "When She’s Shakin’". The title track "The Blues Gonna Getcha" is exactly what I wanted a song to be to exhibit the inspiration I got from my blues heroes”.

As an artist, he has been a work in progress, growing through self-discovery and a work ethic second to none. He began his career a decade ago, finding peaks of success, and some heartache along the way. In his past, he has been a sought-after music video director based out of Nashville which led to a relationship with Merle Haggard, and a hired gun engineer who also performed all of the instruments on demos for a number of entertainers who are major artists today. Newcom is driven by belief in himself, performing over two hundred shows a year across The United States with his wife and family in tow. Some of those journeys are captured on the long-form episodic series “Renegades, Outlaws & Gypsies” which can be screened on his web site here.

Newcom will be appearing across the country in support of this release, and albums forthcoming throughout 2019 and 2020. On June 28, he’ll appear in Indianola, Mississippi at B.B. King’s Club Ebony with all box office proceeds earmarked for donation to the B.B. King Museum. For more information click here. Find all confirmed performances below.

US Tour Dates 2019:
6/21  Tupelo, MS  The Thirsty Devil (Band)
6/22  Decatur, AL  Hard Docks (Band)
6/28  Indianola, MS  B.B. King’s Club Ebony
6/29  Little Rock, AR  South On Main (Band)
7/06  Mobile, AL  Veets (Band)
7/07  Navarre, FL  Juana’s Pagodas
7/08  Navarre, FL  Juana’s Pagodas
7/09  Navarre, FL  Juana’s Pagodas
7/10  Perdido Key, FL  Flora Bama (Band)
7/13  Jackson, MS  Martin’s Downtown (Band)
7/19  Memphis, TN  Hi Tone (Big Room)
8/03  Oklahoma City, OK  Margarita Island (Band)
8/17  Mountain Home, AR  Royal 66
9/06  Houston, TX  Firehouse Saloon (Band)
9/07  Sargent, TX Sargent Fest (Band)