Josh Taerk is a Canadian singer-songwriter who was playing a show in his home town, Toronto, when he was spotted by Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Impressed, Weinberg invited Josh to open for him at his sold-out show. That was in 2010, and since then Taerk has been writing, recording and performing – and steadily building his following. He released his debut album in 2013. He then set to work on his second album, which was recorded in Nashville.
His latest single is ‘Learning to Let Go’, which is about taking leaps of faith – and not getting in your own way. Taerk certainly knows how to write a pop hook and layers that into a country-rock sound, and he has a great voice, so this is a song that has my favourite combination: it’s meaningful and entertaining.
Watch the video for ‘Learning to Let Go’ on YouTube.