“I don’t know, soul/pop-rock? Americana fusion? Who the hell knows what people choose to hear in my music?”
Genre-bending singer-songwriter and guitarist Joshua Taylor is the 2023 recipient of two San Diego Music Awards, for Best Pop Album (Unscene) and Best Rock or Indie/Alternative Song ("Cars Don't Run Forever"). The album is produced by award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, touring and session player Jeff Berkley (Jason Mraz, Bob Weir, Jewel, Steve Poltz). Wayne Riker of the San Diego Troubadour notes, “The arrangements are crisp and well thought out… It’s Americana pop/rock at its best… [Unscene] will win your heart upon first listening and beyond.”
Joshua frequently works closely with his wife, vocalist Sandi King, arranging and performing backing vocals for original projects, and singing as featured performers. The pair are the founding members of soul band King Taylor Project, whose energetic single "Devil in the White City" received twin SDMA nominations for Best R&B, Funk or Soul Song and Song of the Year. King and Taylor have contributed to several other award-winning projects, including Jeff Berkley & The Banned, Jonny Tarr, and Lauren Leigh.
Taylor is also a member of Arizona-based band Ponderosa Grove, whose members include vocalist and Grammy-nominated songwriter Candace Devine (Christina Aguilera), and drummer Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, George Benson). Ponderosa Grove has performed several dates opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band, and has shared festival stages with Dawes and Fantastic Negrito.
A highly active and versatile performer, sideman, and session musician on the San Diego scene, Joshua is recognizable on guitar for his tasteful pocket, lush textures, and melodic soloing; vocally for his buttery, soulful style and adept arrangements; and as a songwriter for his evocative confessional lyricism and mature harmonic craft.
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You can also get the music on all major streaming services and digital distribution platforms.