Josh Heinrichs is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records with his wife, Kaytee. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independant following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009. Josh left Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career and work on blossoming his label and helping other local reggae artists get there music out. Since starting his solo career, he has released, Five, Top 10 debuting albums of his own and 3 other artists(SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson & Lance Sitton) albums all to Top 10 releases as well on his label, GanJah Records. On March 26th, 2013 Josh’s EP “Rooftop Session” was the 1st of any of his albums to officially debut at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and at #2 on Billboards Top Selling Reggae albums chart. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times and has performed 5 Hawaiian tours. In January 2015, Josh performed sold out tour dates in Florida, Arizona, California and then Co-Headlined the 1st Annual Trenchfest Reggae Fest on the island of Guam alongside Iration, Fortunate Youth and The Green to over 5,000 attendees. Over the years Josh has shared the stage along the way with headline acts like Bob Marleys children(Ziggy,Stephen, Damian,etc…), SOJA, Tribal Seeds and many more. Josh has made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA, Guam and Hawaii from 3 appearances at The largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots to Gathering of the Vibes, Reggae In The Hills, Wildfire Music Fest, Bricktown Reggae Fest, the local Schwagstock music fests, Kulia Roots Fest in Hawaii, Trenchfest in Guam as well as hosting his own Springfield,MO Reggae Fests which have garnered acts like SOJA, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Marlon Asher, Natty Vibes, Fortunate Youth and many more to Springfield, Missouri to come perform with Josh in his hometown.
With all these accolades, years of touring and constantly promoting positive Reggae music through out the world. Josh’s form of Reggae music and message remain a driving force behind the current reggae scene, worldwide.
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