PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — 26-year-old Josh Herbert always sings his own songs. The singer/songwriter from Wexford started playing guitar at the age of ten.
“Right off the bat I learned three chords,” he recalls. “And I started creating and writing music right off those three chords.”
He says his work is influenced by Bob Dylan and James Taylor.
“Through all the jobs I’ve had, I was delivering beer for a summer, working for my family business, in a dumpster with dry wall scraps,” he says. “But I had this dream in my heart, and I knew it was something I just had to answer.”
He was fifteen years old when he caught a show at First Niagara Pavilion, and dreamed of one day playing on that stage. June 10 he will – as part of a 21-city tour. Josh will be the opening act for the Dixie Chicks, performing on stages from Vancouver to Madison Square Garden.
Photographer Dan Landoni will accompany him, snapping photos and videotaping the singer’s first journey on the road.
“We’re going to have a lot of behind the scenes tour bus videos and photos, visiting all these new cities, and meeting all these fans,” the photographer says.
But Josh still can’t get over that call from the Dixie Chicks.
“It was unbelievable,” he says. “I didn’t know what to do.”
One thing he won’t be doing any more is drywall dumpster work.