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.

Josie Kuhn
Josie Kuhn

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.

17 thoughts on “Bio”

  1. Josie is one of my favorites on the Nashville scene. She puts her heart and soul into every song she sings. An excellent songwriter with a touch of southwestern flair. Give her a listen and you’ll enjoy a taste of Nashville’s finest.

  2. What a beautiful and talented girl. Had the pleasure of working with her in the Village back in the day when music ruled the streets and both ruled us all

  3. Josie ! How are you Love! I’m so happy to see you here and doing things in your fabulous style , I miss you et al East Hollywood Nashville and laughing and singing, writing, eating , drinking more laughing , screaming our way out of a movie theater . Cruising the back roads ANYWHERE with Josie Kuhn crooning is a lifetime experience of great tunes, her lyrics are pure, her riffs are fierce! Get yourself some !!!! Hand over a happy heart!!!
    From: High Desert Siren ( MMM )

  4. hello Josie, it’s a while ago I did hear you live on stage playing your favorite music and that life gig was 18 oct 2001 in Kleine Kunst Hengelo Netherlands, after your performance I talked with you in the dressing room to tell you how much I did liked your show/performance, your music and singing that evening and at this moment I’m listing to your CD “La Luna Loca” , a lovely CD with all the styles of music you put your heart in too. I do hope to hear from you whenever you come to play again in the Netherlands , that cafe in Hengelo, is not there anymore, but there’s a cafe on the otherside of the street The Cactus, I go there weekly , to hear mostly Blues , Pop , Funk and Soul , Rock a Billie, Jazz, but also they have Americana artist on stage and even from America , so maybe you could play there with your European Band !! I do hope so , yes I do wishes to see and hear you live onces again in my life, lovely greatings Marian Schothuis

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