Black River Entertainment Signs Josiah Siska

Pictured (L-R): Black River’s President & CEO Gordon Kerr, attorney Lauren Kilgore, Black River’s VP of Publishing Rebekah Gordon, Josiah Siska, Black River’s EVP Rick Froio, attorney Lannie Cates

Black River Entertainment’s President and CEO Gordon Kerr has announced the signing of Josiah Siska to the roster as both a recording artist and a songwriter. The Georgia native plays electric, acoustic and classical guitar, as well as the banjo and piano.

Late this summer, Siska came to Black River to perform for the staff at the entertainment company’s performance space, The Deck. During his set, Siska was presented with a cake emblazoned with the words “Welcome to the Family,” announcing that he was being offered a record and publishing deal.

Yesterday (Oct. 24), Siska returned to The Deck to officially sign his deal.

“This is an incredible moment, not just for you but for the future of Black River,” Kerr said prior to signing the documents. “We continue to look at the landscape of the music industry and ask ourselves daily, ‘How can we do this in a way that’s even better than we’ve done it before?’ Josiah, 2020 is clearly going to be the beginning of a bright future for you.”

Joining him in the celebration yesterday was O-Seven Management’s Frank and Hunter Miller, mentor Mark Miller (Black River/lead singer of Sawyer Brown/music producer) and his parents along with additional family, friends and Black River staff.

“I’m really thankful for everybody here believing in me,” shares Siska. “When we had that cake in August and Gordon said “We love you,” and “We believe in you,” it really resonated with me. To have that kind of support from anybody, but especially from y’all, from family, from the people I love – I’m beside myself. It’s a dream come true for me. A blessing, straight from God – it’s tied us all together.”

“I’ve been working with Josiah for a couple of years now and his work ethic is second to none and that is why we’re here,” says Miller. “We’re excited and honored to take this journey with him, wherever God is going to lead us. We are on board 100%.”

Comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Follow MusicRow on Twitter

Category: Artist, Featured, Label, Publishing

About the Author

Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

View Author Profile