Josie Bello - Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist

Josie began playing at open mics in 2014.  Since then she’s been building an impressive fan base and making music industry types take notice.  Her first album, Cant Go Home, was produced by Long Island guitarist and songwriter Mike Nugent and mixed at The Workshoppe East by Kevin Kelly.  

Can't Go Home has received positive reviews from press and media with comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Kim Richey and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

The CD and eight tracks from the album have charted on the Roots Music Report Weekly Top 50 New York Album Chart , the Weekly Top 50 Roots Rock Album Chart and the Weekly Top 50 Rock Album Chart   --first appearing on the charts June 15, 2019 --and ranking at #9 Roots Rock, #14 Rock on the National Charts and #9 on the NYS Album Chart-- for the week ending September 21, 2019.

Eight individual tracks also appeared on both the National and New York State Roots Music Report Top 50 Song ChartsHang Tough, Two Trains, Can't Go Home (title track), Dignity, Keep It in the Middle, So Much More, Crush and Mother's Love.   

The title track from the CD appeared at #1 on Radio Guitar One's Folk Cut Chart on August 8, 2019.

The CD made an appearance in the Top 200 AMA Album Chart (Americana Music Association) on August 6, 2019.  

Tracks from Can't Go Home have been added to an impressive number of American and International radio playlists. Some of the American Radio Stations spinning tracks from the CD include:

WAMU Washington DC; Americana Boogie Radio Salem OR;  KAOS Olympia WA; KCSS Turlock, CA; KDHX St. Louis MO;  KKFI Kansas City, MO; KDNK Carbondale, CO; KHNS Haines, AK; KFAI Minneapolis, MN; KMUD Redway, CA; KOPN Columbia, MO; KPFT Houston, TX; KRVM Eugene, OR; KWMR Point Reyes, CA; KVNF Paonia, CO; KXCI Tucson AZ;  KZMU Moab UT; WDBM East Lansing MI; WDVR Sargentsville, NJ; WCSF Joliet, IL WETS Johnson City, TN; WEFT Champaign, IL; WEHC Emory, VA; WERU E. Orland,  WESU Middletown CT;  ME; WHAY Whitley City KY; WHFC Bel Air, MD;  WHFR Dearborn, MI; WIKX Port Charlotte, FL; WKKL West Barnstable, MA; WLFR Galloway, NJ; WLUR Lexington VA; WLVR Bethlehem, PA; WMKY Morehead KY; WOJB Hayward, WI; WPKN Bridgeport, CT; WRIR Richmond VA; WRUW Cleveland OH; WTCC Springfield, WUTK Knoxville, TN; MA; WVIA Pittston, PA; WWUH West Hartford, CT

International play is being reported by stations in France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium and Canada.

Josie has been featured on a variety of internet radio shows and podcasts including Acoustic Cafe, Crossroads, The Catskills Cafe, Country Stew, Folk Frontier, Folkal Point, Hillbilly Rockhouse, Landslide, Mostly Folk,  Radio Guitar One and Roots Revival.