Josh Rifkin

Josh Rifkin

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Pop - Standards | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 43   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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His newest release is titled, “Late Bloomer,” but his musical path by no means had trouble getting started. Growing up in Philadelphia, he eventually moved to Toronto for film school, which is where he honed his musical talents and formed the band Mumblin’ Jim. The singer, guitarist and pianist led the band and relocated to San Francisco where they were quickly signed to Island Records in the late nineties. Things were looking up for Rifkin, and he found himself recording in the Bahamas with renowned producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Dr.Octagon, Cornershop) and opening for bands such as Cake and G Love and Special Sauce. But the band was dropped after a corporate merger, and Mumblin’ Jim cut ties with Island, though retained the rights their music. They persevered and released the album on a smaller Berkley-based label, Mod Lang.

Ultimately, the band dispersed. Discouraged, but not deterred, Rifkin headed south to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career...

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