Josie Bello - Singer-Songwriter
Josie's First Album, Can't Go Home (released April 2019) has received positive reviews from press and media with comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Kim Richey and Mary Chapin Carpenter. The album is a collection of 10 original songs, and was produced and mixed by Mike Nugent and Kevin Kelly at The Workshoppe East in Huntington, NY.
The album Can't Go Home has maintained a continuous presence on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Weekly Top 50 charts since June 15, 2019. The results for the "Best of 2019" RMR charts for this album are impressive -- #29 "Best of 2019" NYS RMR Album Chart, #36 "Best of 2019" National RMR Roots Rock Album Chart and #68 "Best of 2019" National RMR Rock Chart.
Eight individual tracks also appeared on both the National and New York State Roots Music Report Top 50 Song Charts: Hang Tough, Two Trains, Can't Go Home (title track), Dignity, Keep It in the Middle, So Much More, Crush and Mother's Love.
Can't Go Home ranked at #6 on TME.fm radio's top 20 Albums of 2019.
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 on 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, Roots Revival, and live in the studio March 26, 2019 on the Facebook podcast Jimmy G's Church of Music.
Josie's in-studio interview with Artie Martello on his Catskill's Café show aired on WIOX-FM October 27, 2019 and can be found on mostlyfolk.org
The Official Video of "Can't Go Home" (the title track) premiered on the website Americana Highways on November 5, 2019, and can be found at AmericanaHighways.org and on YouTube.com