Josh Garrett grew up in the musical bywater of southern Louisiana. After moving from New Roads to Houma, Garrett discovered the zydeco and blues sounds that thrived around him. When he was 12, he picked up the guitar and a love affair began. By the time he was 20, he was performing regularly around Houma. After being deployed by the Army to Iraq, Garrett began to craft original songs and shape his blues sound. These songs eventually became his debut “Changed Man.”
Garrett’s most recent album “String of Problems” best represents his versatile blues sound. “String of Problems” also features Grammy winner Chubby Carrier on accordion and Waylon Thibodaux on fiddle. The album’s title track is a slow, seductive stroll across the fret board accented by Garrett’s heartfelt wails. “Sleepin’ on the Levee” throws a zydeco vibe into his blues sound. Garrett even provides a slow, Cajun waltz with the final track “After All These Years.”
Josh Garrett Band
Date: Friday, Aug. 15, 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Gov’t Blvd., www.bluestavern.com