About Joshua

Joshua is a 25-year-old artist, writer, and entrepreneur. He tours full-time with his psych-folk band, Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery, and documents his insights as he travels.

Joshua of Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery in Indianapolis at a SoFar show.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Bishop.

Like Thoreau, Joshua believes in reducing life to its lowest terms. This blog exists as an outlet for him to share his thoughts on the postmodern music industry, the American interstate, the elements of culture that impress him, and the creation of our own brands of creative and productive mysticism. He has played over 600 shows in 40+ states and three countries.

Joshua also serves as an adjunct professor of music business at Anderson University in Indiana, teaching courses in concert touring, songwriting, and music entrepreneurship. His industry commentary has been featured on Indie on the Move, hypebot, and CD Baby’s The DIY Musician blog. He has been a guest lecturer at the Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN, and incuba8 Labs in Midland, MI.

His music has appeared in the documentary “Just Like Being There” on Netflix, in the indie film “Retake”, in the Heartland Film Festival, on ABC, Freeform, and MTV television networks, and in Starbucks stores nationwide.

Joshua enjoys NPR, backpacking, Neil Young, grammar, fish tacos, horror films, and 20th century literature.


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