We had the good fortune of connecting with Josh Stone and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Josh, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
You always hear people in the music industry tell musicians that if they want to make it, you have to move somewhere like LA, Nashville, or Austin. Quite frankly, I couldn’t disagree more. Those places are overpopulated with talented musicians and you would be a needle in a needlestack. Just like everyone else. With the unlimited power of the internet, you can use many platforms to kickstart your career. Use the internet.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a musician and I have a band called Electric Church. We’re a hard rock band from the DFW (specifically Fort Worth). We’ve played for acts like Puddle Of Mudd, Buckcherry, Eric Church, and more. We’re currently in the process of recording an EP we’re hoping to take the world by storm.
I started by performing acoustic gigs around Fort Worth, especially the Stockyards. I got tired of playing country songs and I had a passion for rock and roll. So I quit that scene and started a band in 2020. We’ve lost and gained members, but since then we’ve been sharpening our teeth. We modeled our sound after our heroes.
Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Ozzy, and other classic rockers. The new rock music you hear nowadays is over produced and cheesy. We want to bring back the classic sounds with modern applications.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There’s so many things to do in the DFW, but personally I’d have you visit, the stockyards on a Friday or Saturday night. The maybe 7th street. Have drinks and a good time, then to cure the morning hangover, we’d visit MASH’D. Possibly one of the best brunch spots in town. Great eggs Benedict and Mash’D tater eggsplosion is to die for. Water gardens, botanical gardens, any Tim love restaurant. I’d just stay the hell out of Dallas

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give my kindest regards and recognition to my High School English Teacher, Bing Parks. She taught me the beauty and fun involved with writing and poetry. Towards the end of high school, she told me that I shouldn’t go to college, and instead I should chase my dreams and never quit. It could’ve been because I had horrible grades and had no shot at a college education, or she really saw some potential in me. Either way, everyone has a teacher that they never forget and this one is mine. Thank You Mrs. Bing

Website: https://electricchurchband.com/epk/

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Image Credits
Laura York Davis Sierra Van Cura

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