Since the finale of The X Factor USA, lots of Josh Krajcik fans have been asking about how to get a hold of Josh’s pre-XFactor CD’s. Prior to auditioning for The X Factor USA, Josh fronted the Josh Krajcik Band, a 3 piece blues-rock band. From the official Josh Krajcik Wikipedia entry:
After years of performing solo and in bands, Josh was introduced to bass player Mitch Pinkston in Bowling Green, Ohio. Once Mitch graduated from Bowling Green State University, he moved to Columbus. Josh would visit and play acoustic shows with Mitch. In 2005, Josh booked a full band show at a venue called The Blues Station (now The Garage Bar) without having a drummer for the band. Josh asked the sound engineer at the club, Eric French, if he knew anybody that could sit in and play drums for the show. Eric introduced Josh to local drummer Corey Gillen, and the three would continue performing together as Josh Krajcik Band through 2011, with rhythm guitar player, Eric French, added to the band in early 2011.
After the formation of Josh Krajcik Band, Josh promptly recorded the band’s first record “Ghosts” (2005) with Joe Viers at Schwab Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after, the band went on tour to support Hollywood Records artist, and fellow Ohio native, Gran Bel Fisher. On tour they opened for such prestigious artists as: Corinne Bailey Rae, Brandi Carlile, and The Fray. After performing at Bonnaroo in 2006, they appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NPR’s renowned World Café in 2007.
Upon their return to Ohio, Josh Krajcik Band continued building its fan-base in the mid-west by playing live shows in Columbus (Comfest), Wooster (Javapalooza, WoosterFest), Cleveland (Brother’s Lounge), Cincinnati (Mt Adams Music Festival), Toledo, Newport (Southgate House), and Nashville (The Billy Block Show). They also began working on songs for their second record, “Atavistic.” Looking to build upon the feel and mood of “Ghosts,” they again worked with co-producer/engineer Joe Viers, this time at Sonic Lounge Studios in Grove City, Ohio. A release party was held for “Atavistic” on February 11, 2011, at Victory’s in the Columbus, Ohio, Brewery District.
While many of Josh’s family, friends and early fans have both of the JKB releases, millions of fans worldwide are searching for copies. As part of the X Factor agreement, Josh had to pull both Ghosts and Atavistic from the “shelves” of Amazon, iTunes and other vendors. Yesterday, Josh’s mom, Lisa, indicated that neither of these releases will be made available for purchase. While unfortunate for all the fans eagerly awaiting a Josh Krajcik CD, all of us who have supported Josh, Corey and Mitch for years sure feel lucky to have copies!
From her Twitter page: