Josh Knowles is an electric violinist, singer/songwriter, and composer based in Boston, MA. He brings an eclectic array of influences to his original work, continually striving to fuse his traditional foundation with modern songwriting, experimental studio production, and stunning live performances.
An in-demand and versatile musician, Knowles has featured on albums by The Front Bottoms, John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday), and An Horse, performed on stages for Barack Obama, David Letterman and James Taylor, and frequently collaborates with Cirio Collective and Boston Ballet, with whom he has appeared on stage for historic runs at the Boston Opera House and the Lincoln Center in New York. He currently resides as a Community Luminary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he performs regularly.
In February of 2018, Knowles released "Spin Without A Sound," his debut instrumental album of loop-based ethereal solo electric violin pieces.
In summer 2019 he showcased his songwriting side with debut breakthrough single "Same," which incorporated his signature electric violin tones but also showcased his prowess as a songwriter and vocalist. A unique and cathartic ballad, "Same" has garnered nearly 100,000 plays on Spotify.
In early 2020, Knowles premiered a collection of new original material by performing it live on stage during a 3 night run with Providence Festival Ballet. His powerful experimental song and upcoming single “How Deep the Dark” opened the show, and is part of his album “The Slow Dance is Over” which was released on vinyl in April 2021.