Joshua Pinkham comes from a long lineage of musicians and began his career in music at the young age of 7 by playing drums while accompanying his talented parents during their performances.
Joshua moved from percussion to strings at the age of 12 by taking up the mandolin.
At age fifteen, Joshua Pinkham was featured on the cover of Mandolin Magazine and dubbed “the future of the mandolin”.
Since then, Joshua Pinkham has established himself as a consummate performer known for his riveting solos—each one a testament to his improvisational skill and lifelong scholarship of acoustic, jazz and classical music.
But it’s the creative musical dialogue Pinkham develops with others that makes him a master of ensemble playing. Whether live or in studio, laying down original compositions or contributing as a stellar sideman, his intense, precise and masterful musicianship has created fans of his work from around the world.
At age 16, Joshua played Carnegie Hall, performing his composition, "A New World," joined by Grammy winner and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Edgar Meyer, and Grammy winner Mike Marshall. He’s been touring almost nonstop ever since, with thousands of appearances in more than ten countries.
Pinkham has appeared with some of the finest in the business, including Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Chris Thile, David Grisman, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, J.D. Crowe, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Väsen, Del McCoury, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, and Vulfpeck, to name a few.
As a founding member of Kittel & Co., Pinkham spends much of his time touring in support of the band’s album Whorls, and its Grammy-nominated track, Chrysalis. Some of the band’s memorable shows include live performances on the long-running Minnesota Radio show Prairie Home Companion, and sets at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival following the band's 2018 Grammy nomination.
Some of Joshua’s Recordings include:
- Kittel & Co. Whorls(Grammy nominated)
- Theo Katzman Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe (feat. on the track Hardly Ever Rains)
- May Erlewine Mother Lion (Recorded on electric tenor guitar, with Vulfpeck)
- David Grisman Tone Poets (featured solo of Joshua’s original composition … Song “For Meghan”)
Joshua has now embarked on his next venture through the unique sounds and tones of the tenor guitar, and is expanding his horizons into Smooth Jazz with original compositions and collaborations with some of the best and most highly respected musicians in the genre. Tone 1 Music Group is honored to represent Joshua as he shares his virtuosity on the tenor guitar with the world!