Having spent nearly a decade producing films (The Murphys, About Colonia, Boys Clap, Girls Dance) and a stage play (As Long As You Can Stay), Josh Joplin returns to the stage following a super sold-out show at City Winery in Atlanta this spring. He will be releasing his third record called "Figure Drawing" with his award-winning band Among The Oak & Ash. Vogue Magazine praised them for their "lush reimagining of Appalachian folk music” and TimeOut London named them “…a must see!’ Their debut record (Verve) was chosen “Album Of The Year” by WNYC’s famed New Sounds host, John Scheaffer. Among The Oak & Ash has been featured on Bob Harris’s renowned BBC programme program The Country Show as well as NPR’s Mountain Stage and World Cafe. Joplin made his debut at an early age with his album, Useful Music, produced by acclaimed musician and Modern Lover, Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). Released in 2000 by legendary showbiz titans, Daniel Glass and Danny Goldberg, on their storied independent label, Artemis Records (J. Mascis, Steve Earle, The Pretenders, Warren Zevon, Jesse Malin, Kittie, AND infamous hit makers, The BaHa Men). Though Josh never quite “let the dogs out” with his only hit, Camera One, it did turn out to be the first independently released single to reach #1 at Triple A Radio and 17 on the Billboard Top 40 and was featured on the hit show, Scrubs. His song "Blue Skies Again" was written for the wonderfully talented songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield and has been downloaded over a million times on iTunes. Pitchfork praised it as “…a sunny reassuring song with a simple infectious chorus makes it a standout.” With this album, Among The Oak & Ash, has evolved into a joyful celebration of timeless original songs that famed producer/filmmaker, Joe Boyd called, “...Mermaid Avenue down Laurel Canyon on a boat from England…"