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"Country music with a rock edge all wrapped up with a killer bow from a powerhouse frontman, Josh Norrad."
- New Country 92.3 FM -
"Josh Norrad takes country music and adds a down home, classic rock, kitchen party spin to his performances"


- York Resilent -

"Thank you Josh Norrad and York County Smoke you were one of the highlights of Campobello Fogfest's country stage this year. Super professional, awesome sound, great at working the crowd. We would have you back again in a second!"
- Campobello Fog Festival -
Josh's great energy onstage and ability to reach out to both younger and older individuals in the crowd made a great impression, as did his dedication to the fans he met after the performance.  Once again I would like to reiterate my thanks, to Josh and his bandmates, for their exceptional performance.
- City of Dieppe, NB -



"He performs with passion and connects with people in a real and fun way "


- BGEA Event Promoter -

The energy of Josh Norrad and his band The York County Smoke was a great way to open our 2018 Nashwaak Music Fest.  Not to mention the showmanship of Josh ruling the stage and getting the crowd going. I hope to see them back soon. 
- Music Director, Nashwaak Music Fest -




Josh Norrad is a country/rock performer from Upper Miramichi, New Brunswick Canada. His latest single "TO THE WIND" which features country star Dean Brody's award-winning band, debuted #11 on the iTunes country charts on the day of its release.

Josh has received a total of 6 MNB award nominations, including 2 Country Artist of the Year nominations. Reverbnation named Josh as one of the "Top Ten" country artists in eastern Canada. Josh also has an unstoppable fanbase, having been among the Top 25 to receive the popular vote in Canada for the CBC Searchlight Contest, as well as winning the Country Liberty Cover Contest with record-shattering fan support.

Josh is a seasoned performer, known for his unique energy and ability to connect with his audience. Whether it is a crowd of 50 people or an audience of thousands, Josh repeatedly demonstrates his ability to engage his listeners.