Josh Olmstead is a longstanding member of Philadelphia’s independent, underground music scene, originally moving to the city with his former band Aleksandra in 1998.
In the mid-2000s, Olmstead began writing and performing under his name, and released a number of solo records produced by Brian McTear, Jon Low, Bill Moriarty, and Ben Riesman.
As a guitarist and collaborator he has worked with BC Camplight, Elijah Ford, Le Fits, Midnight Singers, Munier Mandolin Orchestra, Summer Fiction, The Looks of It, and Vita & the Woolf, touring the United States, Europe, and the UK, including performances at Bonnaroo and South by Southwest.
From 2014-2016, he apprenticed with George Alessandro (amp maker for David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, and Derek Trucks), assembling early prototypes of the Crossbred Mutt, successor to the Working Dog line.
Olmstead currently plays lead guitar in TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and Dan the Movie.