Joshua Rich Interview

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Check out our exclusive interview with Joshua Rich.

R&B Rhythms is here with Joshua Rich, how’s it going?

GREAT – THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in music and who are
some of your musical influences.

I AM A COMPLETELY SELF-TAUGHT MUSICIAN. I BEGAN PLAYING THE PIANO AND
COMPOSING WHEN I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD. I HAVE NEVER HAD A LESSON IN MY
LIFE, YET I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TEACH MYSELF ENOUGH THEORY AND MUSICAL
KNOWLEDGE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK AS AN ACCOMPANIST, MUSIC DIRECTOR,
SESSION MUSICIAN, CHOIR DIRECTOR, AND TEACHING ARTIST FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE,
ALL WHILE STILL CREATING AND RELEASING ORIGINAL MUSIC. RECENTLY MY LIFE
SHIFTED AND I HAVE NOW BEEN ABLE TO DEVOTE MYSELF TO PERFORMING FULL-TIME.

MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES ARE THE BEATLES, ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL, GERSHWIN
AND MOZART, ALL OF WHOM I HAVE BEEN COMPARED TO FAVORABLY.

Do you have a upcoming album set to drop?

YES! MY NEW ALBUM, “COME ON OVER”, IS SET TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2,
THROUGH SRI JAZZ RECORDS. HERE IS THE PRESS RELEASE:

https://www.prlog.org/12659735-accomplished-entertainer-joshua-rich-signs-with-sri-jazz.html

Do you have any more upcoming videos?

YES, AM WAITING ON THE RELEASE OF A NEW ONE, AND IN THE MEANTIME, ALL OF
MY VIDEOS TO DATE CAN BE FOUND ON YOUTUBE. HERE IS MY CHANNEL:

https://www.youtube.com/user/jjrjrjrjjrjrjr/videos

What are your current thoughts on the music industry?

I THINK IT IS AN EXCITING TIME. THE INTERNET CONTINUES TO OPEN UP
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS TO REACH THEIR FANS AND GROW THEIR
AUDIENCE AS NEVER BEFORE. IT ALSO ALLOWS US TO INTERACT WITH FANS IN A
COMPLETELY NEW WAY. AND AS AN ACTOR AND MOVIE PRODUCER, IT PROVIDES
NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHOWCASING MY ORIGINAL FILMS.

What is currently playing on your playlist musically?

I LISTEN TO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING .. THE BEATLES, JAZZ, CLASSICAL, ED
SHEERAN, AMY WINEHOUSE, BARE NAKED LADIES.

Do you have any shows or tour dates?

YES – ALL IS ON MY SCHEDULE AT MY WEBSITE – WWW.JOSHUARICH.COM PUTTING
TOGETHER AN EAST COAST TOUR RIGHT NOW TO SUPPORT MY NEW RELEASE. I HAVE
SHOWS IN WEST VIRGINIA, D.C., DELAWARE AND HOPEFULLY BOSTON AND PHILLY AS
WELL.

What is your website information?

WWW.JOSHUARICH.COM

Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs?

SHOUT OUT TO YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT OF MUSICIANS!! AND SHOUT OUTTO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK – WE ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS OUR AUDIENCE.

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