Meet Josh Teitelbaum
Having grown up in Baltimore into a house where music was always around, I picked up the drums at the age of five and have been hooked since. I went to school in the Jazz and Contemplative Studies at the University of Michigan, where I began playing with a Rock N Soul band called Great Divide. I then moved to Chicago for five years before landing in LA. Since moving to LA, I have gotten involved in many recording and projects, and then started a project called “Family Company” with Alex Kyhn and Jason Goldstein. We have put on Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, and Ray Charles tributes in LA, and have played on some records together as a rhythm section. I am grateful to be in a town with so many talented creators. It is endlessly inspiring.
As is the case for many people’s journey, there wasn’t a crystal clear vision from the start. And…there still isn’t. The things that inspire me have evolved which results in my constantly re-adjusting my priorities.
While the idea of Family Company is far bigger than any one individual or even cluster of individuals, the band’s inception was a result of the coming together of Josh Teitelbaum, Alex Kyhn, and Jason Goldstein.
Accompanied by a diverse cast of artists, Family Company celebrates the rich history of soul and blues music with additional inspiration from Americana, folk, funk, and roots traditions.
Having backed various artists as a rhythm section, along with putting on ambitious tribute shows to Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, and most recently Ray Charles, Family Company strives to provide both foundational and creative elements to a wide range of musical situations, while bringing people together with the power of music.
Success to me is a feeling of fulfillment. Staying inspired and striving to create and achieve goals, while maintaining solid relationships and mental health.