Josh Ford

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Josh Ford
Josh Ford aka Motor City Josh
Background Information

Full Name

Joshua Ford




Harrison Township

Years Active

1989 - Present


Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Recording Studio Owner



Associated Acts

Motor City Josh & the Big 3‎‎, Motor City Josh & the Bees Knees, Chit, Pat Smillie Band


Josh is a straight up singin', guitar slingin', songwriting, crowd-pleasing Blues man. Son of a preacher man and woman, Josh has achieved incredible success and proves to be one of the most skillful yet animated Blues performers around. An absolute entertainer, Josh manages to keep everyone happy no matter what their age, race, or music taste.

Motor City Josh started as a full time Blues musician back in 1991 with The Curtis Sumter Project. Then went on to form Motor City Josh & the Big 3 in 1994. In 2011 he stepped away from preforming and opened the Sound Shop Studio, yet he couldn't say away from preforming, in 2017 he started playing with other groups and in August 2019 on his Facebook page he announced that Motor City Josh & the Big 3 would be preforming every Monday night at the Blue Goose Inn starting in October.

Interesting Note: In the when he was still a teen in the late 80's, Josh Ford was a dishwasher at the Blue Goose Inn during that time he would preform a solo act siting in a boat on stage.



  • It's a Good Life" (4/2010) Apple Music cdbaby
  • Forty Four: A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf (12/2008) [Forty Four: A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf Apple Music]
  • Covered Up (11/2008) Apple Music cdbaby
  • Stringer Full of Blues (8/2007) Apple Music



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