Hailing from the rural mountains of Eastern Arizona, Josh first cut his teeth musically in the many dives and honky-tonks across the state. He moved to Nashville and spent a year working at Blackbird studio before realizing that his heart was still in the hills and valleys of the Southwest. After returning to the desert he began playing as a session musician taking his small town sensibilities and combining them with the professionalism learned in Nashville. The hard work of honing his musical ability culminated in joining Matt Farris as bassist and harmony vocalist. I like to slap da bass man! See you on the road!
Anthony started his musical journey playing at the age of 10, when he stumbled on the musicality of the first Van Halen record. The guitar tones and feeling in that record really resonated with him. It was easily the defining moment that inspired Anthony to pick up playing guitar and consider pursuing music not only as a hobby/passion, but also a career. In that way, he felt that he could help share and spread that same feeling to other people.
Fast Forward - During his time in the Army, Anthony would always find time to help other people through music, giving lessons to fellow Soldiers and friends or playing out around the Seattle/Tacoma area. It wasn’t until 2015 when he had been given an honor and opportunity to play guitar for the Soldiers Chorus, that the “Music Bug” truly caught up with him. For the next two years, Anthony found himself playing around the European Theater, playing Top 40, Country, Jazz, Funk, and Rock music to a wide range of audiences.
Upon discharge from the Army, he enrolled and subsequently completed his chosen course of study from Musicians Institute. In Los Angeles, he has played at renowned venues such as The Mint, Baked Potato, and The Viper Room and has opened for major artists such as Joe Diffie, Chris Young, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Craig Morgan, LOCASH, Lindsey Ell, Brad Paisley, Dylan Scott, Dwight Yoakam, and has performed with Dweezil Zappa.
Anthony is currently Matt Farris’s second guitarist, helping bring a fun show, good times, and good music to every audience.
With his first time playing on stage at the age 5, playing drums with his parents band, Daniel started his musical journey early and has never looked back.
By the time he was in highschool, he had learned to play guitar and bass along with drums proficiently, playing in multiple different local bands, and at bars across the state. Now finding a home on guitar with Matt Farris, Daniel looks forward to continue the life of a musician while on the road with Matt Farris and the Crew playing shows.
"It's all about the music for me. No matter the genre, There is always something to learn" D. Philpot