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Starting out

A Boulder, Colorado native, Josie started her violin lessons in the St. Vrain Valley Schools music program. As her playing progressed she joined numerous orchestras including the semi-professional Boulder Philharmonic. Her goal was to perform with the New York Philharmonic. That changed one night when she caught the Doobie Brothers playing “Black Water” on TV. Her world opened up when she realized the violin’s versatility.

Fast forward to the University of Denver, where Josie received her Bachelor of Music degree. There she discovered the jazz violin of Jean-Luc Ponty and Stephane Grapelli. Josie sought out opportunities to play jazz, and when she met Tom she was ready to try her hand at improvising. The timing and chemistry was right, and Josie’s style has evolved with the ensemble.

Josie’s Projects

Josie is a founding member of the acoustic world fusion duo Perpetual Motion. They have recorded six CDs that can be heard on radio stations around the world. She also performs with the progressive rock band The Coyote Poets of the Universe and the Frontera String Quartet. Josie has received acclaim for her collaborations with numerous recording artists worldwide.  She teaches fiddle, blues fiddle, and improvisation at Swallow Hill Music Association in Denver, CO.

What else does Josie do?

When Josie’s not fiddling, she enjoys a diverse array of hobbies. Pottery, gardening, cooking, photography, and biking are a few of her favorite pursuits.