Joshie "Jo" Armstead - Soul Music Renaissance Woman


Joshie "Jo" Armstead has been involved with so many facets of the music biz and has written, produced and performed so much legendary music she is truly a name that should be on every soul music lovers lips! 
An extraordinarily charming and humble woman, Joshie sat down with us for two hours reminiscing on her early days with The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, working on a writing team with Ashford and Simpson, writing hits for Ray Charles, owning her own label, recording on the legendary STAX label, performing in a Broadway show written by none other than Melvin Van Peebles and so much more. The conversation is peppered with so much of the classic music that weaves throughout this talented woman's career.
Also on deck with Kyle and myself is Sweet Spot honorary fam Christian John Wikane, music journalist extraordinaire. Christian is incredibly knowledgable and we are always happy to add him to the conversation! 
For more on this this musical powerhouse, please check out the Pop Matters article on Joshie here and keep an ear out for her as we know she has plenty of unreleased material in the vault! 

photo: Craig Bailey / Perspective Photo