One of the great things about being a Josh fan is the chance to be exposed to great new artists. The Grobanites have come to know some wonderful musicians through opening acts on tour, guest performances on Josh's recordings, and performances at clubs alongside members of the GroBand. Some are veterans, some are up-and-coming new artists, but they're all extremely talented. Have a listen, maybe try something new...

The Opening Acts

Angelique Kidjo Angelique Kidjo
The Josh Connection: Opened for Josh on the Awake tour
Chris Botti Chris Botti
The Josh Connection: Opened for Josh on the LIVE tour
William Joseph William Joseph
The Josh Connection: Opened for Josh on the second part of the CLOSER summer tour
Mindi Abair Mindi Abair
The Josh Connection: Opened for Josh on the first part of the CLOSER summer tour


Imogen Heap Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Josh Connection: Performed "Lullaby" and "Weeping" with Josh on the Awake album
Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock
The Josh Connection: Played piano and rhodes on "Machine" on the Awake album
Imogen Heap Imogen Heap
The Josh Connection: Cowrote "Now or Never" with Josh for the Awake album
Andy McKee Andy McKee
The Josh Connection: Appeared on the "Noel" album, providing the rhythmic guitar beat on "Little Drummer Boy"
Vusi Mahlasela Vusi Mahlasela
The Josh Connection: Provided background vocals on "Weeping" with Josh on the Awake album and sang it as a duet with Josh at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebration
Tower of Power Tower of Power
The Josh Connection: Provided brass for "Machine" on the Awake album
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight
The Josh Connection: Appeared with Josh on "Angels We Have Heard On High" on the Noel album
Bela Fleck Bela Fleck
The Josh Connection: Banjo legend Bela Fleck appears with Josh on the "Live at the Greek" DVD/CD for his performance of the song, "Alla Luce del Sole"
Faith Hill Faith Hill
The Josh Connection: Country/pop music great Faith appears with Josh on "The FIrst Noel" on the Noel album
Deep Forest Deep Forest
The Josh Connection: This French duo worked with Josh to cowrite both "Remember When It Rained" and "Never Let Go" for his Closer album.
Angie Stone Angie Stone
The Josh Connection: R&B great Angie paired with Josh to sing "The Prayer" on his first PBS Special, which was recorded on DVD as "Josh Groban in Concert"
Sissel Sissel Kyrkjebø
The Josh Connection: Norwegian chanteuse Sissel performed "The Prayer" with Josh at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2002.
The Corrs Andrea Corr (The Corrs)
The Josh Connection: Andrea Corr (of the best-selling pop megaband The Corrs) performed a duet of "Canto Alla Vita" with Josh at his first PBS Great Performances Special, recorded as "Josh Groban in Concert."
Lara Fabian Lara Fabian
The Josh Connection: Lara Fabian recorded a duet of "For Always" with Josh on the "AI: Artificial Intelligence" soundtrack, then performed again with him at the Boston Pops in 2002.
Lili Haydn Lili Haydn
The Josh Connection: Cutting-edge violinist Lili paired with Josh on his debut CD, "Josh Groban," and then appeared with Josh on his first PBS Great Performances Special, "Josh Groban in Concert," on a performance of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."
Joshua Bell Joshua Bell
The Josh Connection: Master violinist Joshua appears with Josh on the Closer CD for the song, "Mi Mancherai."

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