Singer/songwriter, Josie Kuhn has been performing her music around the world for the last two decades and has been called “One of the leading ladies in the Americana movement.” From the “New Folk revival of the mid 80’s that emerged in Greenwich Village, NY, where she played in clubs such as Gerdes Folk City to CBGB’s, alongside such artists as Lucinda Williams and Steve Forbert, to Nashville where she lives today, Josie’s music has been the story of her life.
Of German and Native American ancestry, Josie grew up in the hills of New Mexico, and her lyrics and melodies reflect her Southwestern roots.
Her first album, Paradise won awards in Europe as best Country album of the year. “Walks with Lions”, produced by Steve Forbert is in a true folk-rock vein. “La Luna Loca”, her 3rd c.d., and self-produced, features well known, guitarist, Albert Lee and the songs conjure up canyons, cantinas, and moonlit mesas. and also won awards as best Tex-Mex c.d. in Europe. “Zihuatanejo”, her 4th, has an acoustic Americana vibe. “The Best of Josie Kuhn” is her 5th c.d., a mix of her favorites from each album.
Josie has toured , written and/or shared the stage with Steve Earle, the Mavericks, Todd Snider, Emmy Lou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver, Eric Andersen, Steve Forbert, Tom Pacheco,,Bebo Whitehead, and the late Rick Danko of the band.
She has toured with her European band, Two Hawks, Ian Boelins and Ed Simpson Backe all over Scandinavia, the British isles, and Europe.
Josie has been called a “Female Marty Robbins”, and a cross between Buffy St. Marie and Patsy Cline, (Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene).
Her music is eclectic, but true Americana. She can make you laugh, cry, or get up and dance. Yes, this girl can rock. Her guitar playing skills are varied, from Swamp, Blues, Folk, Tex Mex or Rock. Josie can do it all. And her melodies and lyrics will stay with you long after the curtain has closed.