Category Archives: solo

Songwriter Challenge

I recently participated in a songwriter challenge for The Latest Noise Wine and Song where I composed an original song to a spoken word poem. I was sent the poem only – I wasn’t told who wrote it and didn’t have access to the poet’s reading. Two other songwriters were sent the same poem. The result? Three very different song interpretations! The poem is “Disbeliever” by Sandra Ann. Check out my version in the video below. 

If you want to see the complete segment with all three song interpretations plus the poet’s reading, check out the full Wine and Song video below. In case the link doesn’t start in the correct spot, go to 14:20 to see the beginning of the challenge.

New Exclusive Track

I’m excited to announce I have a new song available – “Think It Through.” It’s a reflection on all of the politics that has erupted around the COVID-19 pandemic and a reminder that we should look out for each other and try our best to keep each other safe. I recorded it at home and played all the instruments on the track.

It’s available exclusively by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America. Earlier this month, I participated in the virtual Banding Together Webathon benefit organized by Lazlo of blowupradio.com. He hosts the benefit each year as it’s a cause near and dear to his heart – his wife suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. Donations are used to fund research as well as programs and services for the community.

To receive your compilation of 65 exclusive songs from the NY/NJ music community, including my song, you can donate here – https://spondylitis.org/webathon

Thank you for donating and I hope you enjoy the compilation!

Howlin’ and End of the Innocence

I’m just catching up with some posts that should’ve been up months ago! But never too late. Here are two songs from a virtual Wine and Song event back in June. One is an original – “Howlin’.” The other, a cover of Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence.” Hope you enjoy!

Howlin’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztAfXimKCgU

End of the Innocence – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ivyPPcmPNk

Guitar Pull on Saturday 12/14/19

I’m excited to beĀ back at Espresso Joe’s on Saturday. This time, I’m part of a Guitar Pull hosted by Lazlo. This is the 19th Anniversary of blowupradio.com and it will be great to share the stage with Jaime Rose and Keith Peters. The format of the Guitar Pull is engaging – we take turns playing songs, talking about them, and answering questions from Lazlo. I hope you can join us!Ā 

Saturday, DecemberĀ 14thĀ 
Guitar Pull – Blowupradio.com’s 19th Anniversary
Espresso Joeā€™sĀ 
50 W Front StreetĀ 
Keyport, NJ 07735
7-10pm

Watch the Full Set from Espresso Joe’s on 11/15/19

Josh Bicknell - Espresso Joe's Setlist 11/15/19

I had a great time playing for a very attentive audience at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, November 15th. The venue is now original-only and it was great to dust off a few older originals for this set. Thanks to some handy iPhone bootlegging by my dad, you can now watch the entire show on YouTube. Play the embedded playlist below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.