The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band blending bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, these passionate multi-instrumentalists have a way of blending their harmonies and intricate string work in to something that appeals to a wide variety of listeners. “A little of everything finds its way into their sound.” – Jim Lauderdale
The band’s first official show was taped live in front of a studio audience with Hayes Carll & Parker Millsap in Nashville and ended in a grand finale of the Meters funk classic “Hey Pocky Way” that featured Mark, Josh and Hayes trading verses. Just a short time later JDMSP were asked to celebrate the grand opening of The Earl Scruggs Museum in Shelby, NC, playing alongside Sam Bush and The Steep Canyon Rangers. By early spring, the band had made even more notable appearances, invited to the stage by Al Schiner of moe. to play a few songs as well as a surprise appearance at Merlefest where they brought the crowd to their feet with a tribute to Doc Watson.
Josh (Charlotte, NC) and Mark (Asheville, NC) have been fixtures on the Americana circuit for years, Josh with The New Familiars and Mark with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Together, with upright bassist, Greg Howell the trio recorded a full length self titled album in Chapel Hill with producer Jerry Brown (Carolina Chocolate Drops). This album made it on to WNCW’s top 100 releases for 2016 and was recognized for its mix of styles and eclectic songwriting.
The band continues to tour throughout southeast and beyond attracting crowds of all ages who enjoy their unique spin on acoustic music!