the LIST

Do I know you? One man's attempt at a lifelong head count. 

NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it (13bob13@gmail.com) along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)

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49. josh halverson

  Austin, TX. 6th Street. 2011

Austin, TX. 6th Street. 2011

I met Josh when I picked him up in my cab after he'd performed at a charity show at the Mohawk in Austin a few years ago. We immediately hit it off, became friends and I've been listening to his music ever since. I've driven him around in my cab with his wife, his brother, his dad and his friends. I even got into his music so much when I drove a cab that I went a month or two of only playing his One Shot album while I was in my taxi. If you've got Spotify, check it out. Listen to it for a week and you'll be hooked, guarantee. His musical presence in my cab led to this blog post by a New York City marketing exec after her visit to SXSW. He also shows up in a section of my new book. And he's playing in Austin tomorrow night—June 14th—a rare occurrence since he moved to Ft. Worth last year. If you're in town, you might wanna check this out. 

Posted June 13, 2014


  W. 5th St. Austin, TX. Pre-gig. Pre-fame. Just a man and his guitar at SXSW. March 2012

W. 5th St. Austin, TX. Pre-gig. Pre-fame. Just a man and his guitar at SXSW. March 2012

We knew it would happen. His music was too good to go unnoticed forever. The fact that it's playing out in real time on national TV just adds to the juiciness of the story. If you're not already watching him on The Voice, I suggest you get on it. And when voting begins next week, make sure you're all over that, too. And tell a friend. If this doesn't convince you, maybe this will. America is falling hard for this guy. I just scanned some of the nearly 400 comments on YouTube for the video of the song he sang on The Voice this week. Best comment: "He's a mix between Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page and Joseph Gordon Levitt." You be the judge. And check out his album One Shot on Spotify, if you've got it. The man has arrived.

Posted on November 1, 2016