Joshua Powell

Joshua Powell is an artist from Indianapolis, IN, who handcrafts a strangely literate brand of psychedelic indie rock that manages to be simultaneously socially conscious and spiritually turbulent. With over 800 shows in over 40 states under his anachronistic studded belt, Powell blends the narrative richness of American folk with a heavy dose of hallucinatory swirl and a ghost note of ‘00s-vintage bedroom indie, all highlighted in ethereal falsetto by his purposeful, kaleidoscopic poetry.

Joshua and the band have had songs on ABC, Freeform, AMC, and MTV networks, on the Spotify-curated playlists "Indie Acoustic" and "Writer's Playlist," and on Starbucks' official national store playlist. His music has also been highlighted in the documentary on gig posters, “Just Like Being There” and the queer road trip saga “Retake” among others. The band has recorded sessions with Audiotree and Daytrotter, and been covered in the Huffington Post, LA Music Critic, Midwest Action!, and No Depression which described Powell’s music as, “a crossroads of revival-in-the-river folk mysticism and barroom-ready guitar-driven rock with conscience and existential wonder.”

Joshua and the band have performed at Mile of Music (WI), Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival (NE), Midpoint Music Fest (OH), Starry Night (IN), Virginia Ave Music Fest (IN), Holler on the Hill (IN), Audiofeed (IL), Harvest Gathering (MI), Lincoln Calling (NE), and Whiskey War Fest (MO) have shared stages with Citizen Cope, The Cactus Blossoms, As Cities Burn, Murder By Death, San Fermin, and Lily & Madeleine.


The band's album, "PSYCHO/TROPIC" is available now on all streaming platforms!