Josh Heinrichs is an American reggae singer/songwriter who was the former lead singer of internationally known indie reggae band, Jah Roots and current owner/operator of indie reggae record label, GanJah Records. Since leaving the band in 2008, Heinrichs has launched a solo career and released several albums.
Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers was quoted about Heinrichs, saying "Josh is one of those guys who comes along and fills his music with such an inspiration and with such energy that it translates so easily and positively to anyone hearing it. He is a rare talent in both his ability to craft a song with a certain timeless quality to it, and then, man, his voice, well, I mean, damn, the kid can sing as good as anyone out there; a bright future - that one."
Heinrichs released his first solo EP in July 2009, "Things Change" a 6 song EP on GanJah Records.
In late 2009 Heinrichs released a statement that he had recorded a full album of reggae classics and covers entitled Favorites with friend Cas Haley due to be released in 2010 via Jim Slaton and his label, Big Karma Records, but the album was being indefinitely shelved due to Jim Slaton's untimely death from a heart attack. Although songs were used from the album for both Heinrichs and Haley's 2010 albums.
In 2010 Heinrichs released a his first live and full length solo album, "Live in Hawaii" recorded from his 2009 performance at The Kulia Roots Fest in Honolulu,HI.Josh was backed by the Hawaii reggae band, Gomega for this performance.
On September 28, 2010 Heinrichs released his 2nd full length solo album, Josh Heinrichs and Friends to a #4 debut on USA iTunes Best Selling Reggae Albums. The album also debuted on Amazon's Top 20 Best Selling Reggae Albums. For this album Josh worked with reggae artists including Aston Barrett, Hani Totorewa of Katchafire, Caleb Keolanui of The Green, Koko of Inna Vision, Cas Haley and more.
On May 17, 2011 Josh Heinrichs third full length solo album, Jah Roots was officially released internationally, debuting as Amazon's #1 hottest selling reggae album and at #6 on iTunes(USA) Top 200 Best Selling Reggae Albums.
The "Emergency Spliff" album with Heinrichs former Jah Roots bandmate SkillinJah was officially released on August 16, 2011 and debuted at #16 on iTunes Top 200 Best Selling Reggae Albums.
"Satisfied", Heinrichs fourth full length solo album, was released on October 18, 2011 and debuted at #3 on iTunes Top 200 Best Selling Reggae Albums & as Amazons #2 hottest selling reggae album.
"Reality" Heinrichs second collaboration album with his former Jah Roots bandmate, SkillinJah was released to a #6 debut on iTunes and Amazon's Top Reggae Album on January 22, 2012.
In March 2012 Heinrichs brought Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers to play lead guitar in his band for a very special one night only performance in Josh's hometown of Springfield, Missouri.
In October 2012 Heinrichs brought Marlon Asher from Trinidad and Natural Vibrations from Hawaii to his hometown for his 1st annual Springfield,MO Reggae festival.
The "Rooftop Session" EP was released March 26, 2013 and immediately debuted at #1 on the iTunes Best selling reggae charts and debuted in its 1st week at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
GanJah Records is a midwest USA reggae record company founded by Josh Heinrichs and his wife, Kaytee. Writing, recording, producing and marketing independent reggae albums worldwide since 2001. To date they have released albums for Jah Roots, Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson and Lance Sitton and The Seed.