Josh "The Pitbull of Blues" Rowand

Josh"The Pitbull of Blues" Rowand
is a guitarist and band leader based in South Florida, born in New Jersey in 1983, he has been playing professionally for over twenty years. In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and vocalist he is well versed in many other instruments and is a song writer as well.


   In the beginning at the age 12 Josh started on the bass guitar and was picked up as the bass player with the band "Outta d' blues".

   It did not take long for him to pick up a guitar and transition from bass player to a guitar player.

   By the age of 15 Josh placed third in the Guitar Center Regional Battle of the Blues Guitarists, beating out many older established players.
    Josh has since gone on to add accomplished slide guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter to his musical resume. In addition he has been known to sit down behind a set of drums as well!

    Josh penned two songs "Born to Boogie" and "Pitbull Boogie" 
(on the cd "Local Superstar" with a former band "Outta d'Blues")"Born to Boogie" was selected by the South Florida Blues Society to include in its "Best of the Blues" CD. 

    The Pitbull of Blues Band released their cd "Unleashed" with all songs on this cd penned by Josh Rowand. continued ... please scroll down for more

Below photo of Josh "The Pitbull of Blues" Rowand preforming with the Lee Boys at the Langerado Music Festival

  Over the years, he has had the opportunity to meet and perform with major blues players and preform at festivals from the Florida Keys to Canada. 

  He was invited to perform as a Harmonica player at several of the South Florida Blues Society's (S.F.B.S.) annual Harmonica Blow Out's and one year tore the roof down...literally. Josh was also invited to preform at many S.F.B.S Guitar Shoot Out's where he played as equals with many of the South Florida greats that included various IBC winners, W.C. Handy Nominee's and fellow musicians that he calls friends.
    Josh to date is the only person to perform at both the Guitar Shoot Out and Harmonica Blow off (he has been a part of these two showcases for many years running and is honored to do so).
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