Guitarist Josh Goldberg has been involved in music since he was 11 years old. When he was 15, he began to focus on guitar and by 17 knew that he would be pursuing a career in music. He attended Manhattanville College, majoring in jazz and classical guitar performance before discovering the Chapman Stick and being presented with an opportunity to perform on the instrument with his old band And The Traveler. With And The Traveler, Josh began gaining notoriety for his playing around the American Northeast region, eventually leading to becoming the youngest Stick Enterprises featured artist in 2013 for both his playing and his instructional YouTube series “Stick Science.” He also taught at the Northeast Stick Seminar 2014 alongside Greg Howard and Brett Bottomley.
In the summer of 2014, Josh moved to Boston, released a solo album, and formed GEPH with fellow Stickist John Tyler Kent and drummer Josh Merhar, where the three of them immediately began making waves, releasing a debut album in March of 2016. Riding the success of their first album, GEPH managed to fundraise nearly $10,000 to record and mix their upcoming album. Most recently, the trio just got back from a big regional tour with Philly based friends In The Presence of Wolves (opened for acts like Alice in Chains, Ghost and Stone Temple Pilots), and have begun planning their summer and fall. Their This album was released to widespread acclaim in July of 2018.
On his own, Josh opened an online-based Chapman Stick and tap guitar school in 2017 called “Tap Theory,” an evolution of Stick Science that was expanded to include much more content and has begun to pick up steam in the tap guitar community. Josh has also begun working in the indie game field, and has been commissioned to do the soundtrack and sound effects for a few upcoming games. Josh also occasionally gigs on Stick with Silver Arrow Band, a New England based top 40s wedding group.