Having spent nearly a decade producing award-winning films (2 features and 1 short) Josh Joplin returns to music with his band Among The Oak & Ash by releasing their third record, “Figure Drawing.” Joining him this time are Wes Langlois (Nashville legend, underground poet, actor – I Saw The Light, and famed studio guitarist (Buddy Miller, Jack Schneider) who co-wrote two songs with Joplin, Fats Kaplin (Jack White’s string wizard), Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris’s drummer), Hannah Miller (her tunes have been featured in films like Little Women and shows like, This Is Us), Allen Broyles (longtime keyboardist for the Josh Joplin Group). Exalted producer, Joe McMahon (Justin Townes Earl, The McCrary Sisters) engineered at his studio Wow & Flutter in Nashville. TimeOut New York praised their songs as a “lush reimagining of Appalachian folk music” while TimeOut London called their high energy live shows “…a must see!” Their 2009 debut was chosen as “Album Of The Year” by WNYC’s famed New Sounds host, John Scheaffer and they were invited as featured guests on Bob Harris’s renowned BBC program, The Country Show. They’ve also performed on NPR’s Mountain Stage, World Cafe and Woodsongs. Joplin made his debut at an early age with his album, Useful Music, and scored a #1 hit with Camera One. His song “Blue Skies Again” was covered by Jessica Lea Mayfield and according to Pitchfork’s review, is “…a sunny reassuring song with a simple infectious chorus makes it a standout…”
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