Aside from many roles and labels in life, I'm a musician, guitarist, bassist and all around lover of music first. I'm especially fond of guitar and bass driven music. I have been creating and performing for nearly three decades. My motives have never been steeped in garnering commercial appeal, fame or fortune, however I wouldn't mind the latter. I find joy in creating my own sonic landscapes and melodic stories to share, regardless of notoriety.
The purpose of this site is to give you a glimpse into some of my musical endeavors, past, present and future. To share with those brave enough to discover music and art not so easily obtained. Much of my music is available on streaming sites such as Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, etc. If those are your preferred methods of listening, please seek me out. However I encourage you to visit here often, as I enjoy sharing and posting new material before it becomes available on other sites.
A Brief History
A Pacific NW native, Joshua Slamp was born into a musical family. Beginning his musical exploits on piano at the age of 9, then trombone at 11, before switching to guitar. Self taught and eager to create, he set out to discover his voice. During the height of the "Grunge Era", Portland was pulsing with creative energy, an abundance of talent and venues helped drive the local music scene. Joshua soon found himself center stage performing in such notable acts as Mind Disciple, Feral Muthas and the Fetish Kings.
Mid 2005 marked the beginning of Joshua's solo endeavor. It was then; he released his self-titled debut. Drawing influence from such artists as Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Indie-music.com describes his CD as "an eclectic mix", "with a lush diversity" and proclaiming it "an impressive debut".
Since then, Joshua has continued to write and release an impressive body of instrumental work inspired by Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and World genres. He has lent his guitar and bass talents to acts such as, Mojo Phooey (Rock, Pop, Funk), Pilar French (Singer-Songwriter), You Know Nothing (Rock/Punk), Suspension (Instrumental Rock), Special Purpose (Funk/Jazz Inspired) and Urban Jack (Rock/Pop) to name a few.