|Cake from local celebration of Josh's win|
My first call was to my friend Susan Fraley, an avid fan of "The Voice." Having literally watched about three minutes of the show when I was channel surfing, I needed a primer before I even thought about talking to Josh's father--or Josh--about the competition. Then I spent a lot of time on YouTube watching performances from the show. I realized that the three minutes of "The Voice" that I did watch were a performance in the finale by Josh of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered." (How weird is that?) And I realized that we were talking some real talent here.
|The Kaufman entourage (sans Josh)|
I was also struck by how hard it must have been for Josh and his wife to be separated while he was on the show. And so I appreciated all the more Josh's willingness to talk with me a few days before he headed out on The Voice Tour. He was going to be on the road for about six weeks, with plans to see his family only once.
|Josh and family outside|
The Voice soundstage
Here's the article I filed with Florida Weekly:
|Josh at the finale -- from The Voice website|
|Josh playing at the |
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
|Usher and Josh at the finale -- from The Voice website|