It's My Birthday
Welcome to my website! Creating a place for my creative endeavors has been a long-time dream of mine. I am very excited to share all of the weird things that come from my creativity.
For those of you who know me, you might notice that my last name is… different. The name Joshua Graverholt actually has a neat story behind it, and since you are here reading this blog, I will tell you more about it.
I was recently on tour in Atlanta, Georgia, when I received a random text message from my Father. It was a picture of my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. What struck me was that he did not share our family surname. It was instead, the ominous sounding, “Graverholt.”
Well, it turns out that before our family emigrated to America from Norway, we were known as Graverholt. Also, to add to the inspiration, it turns out that if you google my birth name, it is not me that is found. Instead, it is a Jewish Gospel Singer, which try as I might, I am not that. Even more enlightening, is that there is not one single Joshua Graverholt in the world. So, it is now mine. (It also sounds metal af.)
But in reality, as of 12:10am Mountain Time, I have reached a pretty big milestone birthday for myself; I wanted to mark the date as a special turning point in my life. A new direction. I think, maybe, I took the “New Year, New Me” idea to the extreme. But fuck it, I am an entertainer and we are a whimsical bunch.
So, friends. Today, on this, the day of my birth, I present to you another birth. Say happy birthday to Joshua Graverholt.