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Josh Rosenthal

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Josh Rosenthal (born January 13, 1983, Brownwood, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He sings about reconciliation after his parents' divorce, general relationship hardships and his affection for Salt Lake City. His song "Gotta Get Out" is about Lubbock, Texas.[1] He has played at protestant churches, Young Life camps and banquets as well as theaters and auditoriums across the United States. He got a college degree from the University of Utah in Humanities - Strategic Communication in 2009.

Josh Rosenthal
Rosenthal live at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City (by Michael Friberg)
Background information
Born (1983-01-13) January 13, 1983 (age 36)
OriginBrownwood, Texas, United States
GenresFolk, Americana
Years active2008-present
LabelsBlack Manor


Early yearsEdit

Born in Brownwood, Texas, Rosenthal is the youngest of three brothers. Six years after he was born, Rosenthal moved to Benbrook, Texas where he attended Benbrook Elementary from kindergarten through fifth grade. After that he attended Monnig Middle School for a year. It was at that time is father, David Rosenthal, got a job in Lubbock, Texas to work at a maximum facility prison as an associate clinical psychologist.[1]

Rosenthal's first band - the Eddie Munsters - came about through AOL.[1] Zak White and Michael Scott posted a need for a guitar player in a music chat room. Rosenthal, eager to start playing, contacted them and set up a time to meet. From there the Eddie Munsters broke up and Mikey Likes It was formed. The summer after his ninth grade year, Rosenthal became a Christian. Out of that experience he began playing in a band named Crash Test Pete with Zak White and Jordan Polk.[1]

Rosenthal moved to Salt Lake City to work with Lee Mashburn at Hidden Valley Presbyterian.[2]

Prominence in Salt Lake CityEdit

Rosenthal's following consists of Protestants, Mormons and most any other sect of the general Salt Lake City public. His albums: Cordillera, Renaissance and Narratives have sold thousands of copies in Utah.[3] Rosenthal has headlined such venues as Sandy Amphitheater and the Rose Wagner Theater.[citation needed]

Utah's Deseret News reviewed Rosenthal's Christmas album:


Josh Rosenthal has released five albums in which he has co-written with Josh Wilson - Sparrow Records, Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Bebo Norman), Donnie Boutwell and Kalai.


Punk rockEdit

Rosenthal was in a band in high school called Crash Test Pete. They toured nationally to promote their only release.[1] Members included: Jordan Polk and Zak White.

  • CTP - The Hand You're Dealt (2000)


  • Inspired by Tuesday (2004)
  • Independent Hour Compilation (2005)
  • Cordillera (2006)
  • The Anatomy of Healing (2007)
  • Renaissance (2008)
  • Narratives (2008)
  • Overture (2009)
  • Even the Strongest Hero (2009)
  • Lonely Together (2009)
  • For a Day (2009)

National toursEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Kerns, William (2008-12-21). "Happiness pushes Rosenthal from punk to Christian music". Lubbock online. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  2. ^ Scott Iwasaki (2006-06-23). "Rosenthal inspired by Utah". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "New Christmas CDs this season". Deseret News. 2008-12-12. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02.