Ari put a hope out to the Universe years ago; a hope to work with Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam guitarist, Ari has long admired as a musical genius. The Universe delivered in the most beautiful and unexpected way. Stone Gossard, guitarist for Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog stopped by the The Music Factory mid-April to record some voice for a great cause - the environment! This was both fun and meaningful. Stone and several other voice actors spent a couple of days on this campaign to protect water quality…Read more
How did this track “Eyes Only” come into existence?
This song “Eyes Only” is the first song that is coming 'OUT OF THE VAULT’. "Eyes Only" is one of a number of songs recorded with 4x Grammy award winning keyboardist Robert Glasper, Kevin Sawka, and Jason Fraticelli in a session a few years ago.
What vault, which One from the Vault are we speaking about?
This is a Vault, gathered over years by Ari, is the result of a decade of coming to terms with his reality, the reality of limitations and strengths…Read more
It’s been a wonderful trip, over 2 weeks in Vermont, lots of rest, lots of prep time, and solid work in the studio. Thanks to Ben Collette and Rob O’dea for the hospitable and safe studio experience, and to
Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
as well, the results will speek for themselves, but I’ll share that it was great chemistry from the first note to the last overdub. The fact that it felt so good the whole time, that is something. We managed to track forms for an astounding 27 songs. I…Read more
This is from ONE YEAR ago! Just can’t believe how this year has been. The artist almost called it w the art here. Like these two men are humanity, and the maze is Covid and just Tower of Babel human created madness. Better days ahead though yeah?
Thanks by the way to Galen Clark and Corey Foster and the
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge for providing for one of the final gigs before absolute gig shut down...
Always so proud of our teachers and students.
www.musicfactorynw.com sign up for online music lessons or limited spots for in person lessons* (all ages, levels, styles, & instruments)
Valentines Day 2.12.2021 6-8pm PST
Chick Corea to the highest level of Heaven A tribute in honor of the G.O.A.T. Thanks for showing us what is humanly possible in regards to all time greatness, mastery, and artistic expression. I’m so grateful to have met this man and seen him perform several times. Light as a Feather a genius for the ages, a giant who walked this earth, forever echoing now, then, and for all times. I kept this ticket stub from when I toured Europe w RHS, North Sea Jazz Fest - I saw Oscar Pederson, Herbie Hancock, Santana…Read more
Music Factory Founder Ari Joshua heads East.
1/20/2021 — Burlington, VT.
After quarantining, guitarist, Ari Joshua, will be collaborating with Trey Anastasio Band and Soul Monde players Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski next week. While it’s tough to perform live music during Covid, the creative vibrations of life are still rippling through musical hearts and hands in a Northeastern snow covered studio.
The Lawton/Paczkowski/AriJoshua collaboration was born from a mutual love of music, the Hammond organ…Read more
Merch / Help is on the way!
%50 of ALL PROFITS will go to charity.
If there is something you want to see let us know now!
If there is a charity you would like to see us support please also feel free to suggest. Climate change, and supporting artists in need are in the top running.
Thanks to Melissa Goshe who has been such an amazing supporter and friend, and to Nicole (who Melissa referred) for the amazing new store set up!
Single 'Emergency Exit' released at arijoshua.com and available in stores October 30, 2020!
The track was recorded along with 10 other tracks in October of 2019 at Studio Litho.
Ari Joshua - Guitar
Will Lone - Drums
Jonti Siman - Bass
Joel Bean - Piano
*Geoff Harper plays on some tracks on the session
It's been a minute but here is what I am up to.
I am working to try to create a platform based on the success of The Music Factory in Seattle. The Music Factory has been around for a long time now. The company started around 2005 and opened up in a it's current physical location a few years later. The last 10-15 years has given me alot of joy and pleasure both bringing music to kids and adults, and also employing some of the finest musicians around. In a way the pandemic has created a cocoon for me. There…Read more
I would like to take a moment to thank Paul Languedoc of Languedoc Custom Guitars for making this beautiful one of a kind custom instrument. Paul has a reputation that proceeds himself. His guitars do something no other instrument on earth can do, but you have to learn to ride them. It is like riding an untamed horse or dragon. It will sort of tell you where it wants to go but you have to have done the work to access those levels.
Some day I will go into detail about all the things that went into making…
Ari Joshua Bluegrass BAND
Ari Joshua - Vocals, Guitar
Jeff Scroggins - Banjo
Matt Sircely - Vocals, Mandolin
Aaron Harmonson - Bass
with guest percussion * Pang!
Link to Rehearsal Tapes Here!
Let’s do it all over again. A night filled with entertainment and celebration. Come help us finish off 2019 and jump right into 2020. This year should be a great one. We hope you can all be here to kick it off.
6pm brings the Not So Silent Night Parade. Assemble at the club with your warm clothes and noisemakers to…Read more
This is a recording I found in my hard drive today. My Granny Queenie from South Africa.
It must the first reference recording I made of this.
She passed and I wrote this one for her - the time stamp on this was the summer of 2012 the year she passed away.
Just discovering all this really great stuff from that year and other years as well.
She valued family so much, and I learned so much about where I came from, from her stories and her brilliant mind.
We never called her 'Grammama' it was always 'Granny…
For years I have been producing music and performing under the name GUITARI using new ways to incorporate the guitar into electronic music production.
I had the honor to tour Iceland, Sweden, Germany and Copenhagen last winter with my dear friend Ilen Halogram. While on that trip we did a collaborative effort with an incredible crew of Video Mapping Genius's called Xenorama. Check them out they are incredible. This is a stereo bounce of a performance I did with a live set I built for the collaboration.
Hello friends - Let the Blog Begin:
Finally getting around to putting some bells and whistles on this new website.
We will be posting music we plan to have or have not yet released exclusively on this ARIJOSHUA.COM
new BLOG page. There are 1000's of hours of tapes, mini discs, wav/aiff/mp3 files, multi track recordings, and stereo
bootleg style recordings to sort through. The material has building up to create a small island, and it is time to lift the cork on the bottle and let out he bubbly goodness.
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