9 Questions to Newport: with Joshua Black Wilkins
I first came across Joshua Black Wilkins when looking into how to put an acoustic pickup into an archtop (it already had a P90 as the main pickup). I stumbled across a video of him demo-ing his real pretty looking arch top and the dual pickup system he installed. He seemed like a pretty cool guy, played a killer guitar, so I checked out some of his tunes and was immediately hooked. With a whiskey tinged, gravely voice that projects with a certain conviction that so many other songwriters try and try to obtain…also the songs are fantastic. You really listen to what this man has to say. He is truly one of Nashville’s treasures and luckily enough, he is traveling with the ‘Nashville to Newport’ crew for this year’s festival. Joshua took a few minutes to answer some questions and send them our way.
He has all sorts of stuff up there ranging from music, to videos to his truly original and kickass photography. And most importantly, be sure to swing by the Museum stage on Saturday from 1:30-5 to check out JBW and the other fine musicians playing in “Nashville to Newport.”