About NarrowMoat

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Joshua David Blum
Founder & Executive Producer

At the age of 15 and already a high school drop out, Josh Blum made the likeliest decision a boy clad in denim and dust could ever make: he changed his last name to Joplin and moved to New York City, where he’d spend the next several weeks learning that there was indeed very little appetite for an adolescent protest-singer in the East Village. So Josh packed his bags yet again and moved to Atlanta, where he quickly found success in the burgeoning folk scene, landing regular gigs at popular venues Sylvia’s Atomic Café and the Trackside Tavern—even though he was too young to catch a show.

In 2001, Josh’s song Camera One was the first independent release to score a #1 hit on Triple A Radio in the history of the format.  It went on to be in the Billboard Top 20 and led to appearances on Letterman, The Late-Late Show, and Conan O’Brien. Josh also found commercial success as a songwriter. He penned 2011’s Blue Skies Again, which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and featured as an iTunes “Song Of The Day” performed by Jessica Lea Mayfield. His other writing credits include music for HBO, Nike, Coca-Cola, and Turner Networks.

In 2008, Josh founded the critically praised musical collective, Among The Oak & Ash. Vanity Fair described them as “… something magical… remarkably relevant and modern,” and NPR music critic/contributor, John Schaefer named their debut (Verve/Forecast) self-titled release as “Album Of The Year.”

Josh then began representing emerging artists through his management company and record label 9th Grade Productions.  He oversaw all aspects of career development for the beloved Bluegrass quintet, Cadillac Sky, who scored the #1 Americana record in 2010 and was Mumford & Son’s choice to open the sold-out Sigh No More Tour. He was also proud to represent his long-time friend and internationally acclaimed Spanish-language artist, Ani Cordero.

  In 2015, Josh founded NarrowMoat, and turned his attention to producing projects for the silver screen, stage, podcasting, and other emerging media as well as record labels. Josh lives in New York with his wife and daughter. His first children’s book, Polar Bears Are Cool, illustrated by celebrated artist and sculptor, Johanna Jackson, will be published…Someday!