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Josh Farro
Birth name: Joshua Neil Farro
Born/Date of Birth: September 29, 1987
Place of Birth: Voorhees Township, New Jersey, United States
Spouse: Jenna Rice (m. 2010)
Siblings: Zac Farro
Genres: Alternative rock,pop punk,pop rock,power pop,emo pop, emo
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments: Guitar, vocals
Associated acts: Novel American, Paramore, Farro
Joshua Neil Farro (born September 29, 1987) is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band Paramore. Farro is currently pursuing his solo career as the lead vocalist and guitarist of his self-named band, Farro. His debut solo album, Walkways, was released independently to digital retailers on February 5, 2016.

Early life
Farro was born in Voorhees Township, New Jersey on September 29, 1987. He is the second-oldest of his four other siblings, including Paramore drummer Zac Farro. Farro is three quarters Italian. He is a self-taught guitarist, and began playing when he was 13 years old.

Career
Paramore (2004–2010)
Along with his younger brother Zac, Farro was a founding member of Paramore, serving as the band's lead guitarist and backing vocalist from 2004 until his exit in late 2010. Farro also co-wrote almost every track on Paramore's first three albums with Hayley Williams and occasionally Taylor York.

Departure and blog controversy
On December 21, 2010, a blog appeared online claiming to be an official exit statement from the Farro brothers. The blog entry refuted statements made by Paramore's official website regarding the brothers' departure and was heavily critical of Hayley Williams, her family, Atlantic Records, and Fueled by Ramen. Farro appeared in a video on YouTube claiming that the blog was genuine. The video was quickly removed for reported violations, but Farro re-uploaded it a few days later.

Novel American (2011–2014)
On February 2, 2011, Farro announced he had established a Twitter account for his new band, Novel American. The band included high school friends Van Beasley, Tyler Ward, and Ryan Clark, each formerly of the band Cecil Adora. Unlike in Paramore, Farro relegated himself to guitar in the new project, saying "I never wanted to sing. My voice — and this is not false humility — is just not that good."

On February 22, 2011, the band announced Farro's brother Zac would replace Tyler Ward on drums. However, on May 23, 2014, Farro stated that he had scrapped the project entirely, primarily due to the lack of a suitable vocalist.

Farro (2014–present)
In May 2014, Farro announced on Twitter that he had scrapped his previous band, Novel American, because "nothing was going anywhere". Later that year, he announced the name of his solo project, Farro. His debut single, "Color Rush", was released in November 2014, with a music video appearing on YouTube. Farro released his debut album, Walkways, independently on February 5, 2016. He also announced a mini tour to support the album throughout the year.

On May 19, 2017, he announced on Twitter that he is writing for his second album.

Equipment
Guitars
Fender Josh Farro custom shop model
Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe
Fender Telecaster American Standard
Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul Classic
Burns London Double Six 12-string guitar (Studio - bridge of "Brick by Boring Brick")
Taylor Acoustic (312ce)
Taylor Acoustic (712ce) [Mtv Unplugged performance - Paramore]

Effects
BOSS Chromatic Tuner
BOSS DD-20 Giga Delay (x2)
Digitech Whammy
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr.
Keeley Katana Boost pedal (used on "Turn It Off")
Voodoo Labs Power Supply
Electro-Harmonix Neo clone
Marshall Guv'nor
Bondi effects sick as

Amps
Marshall JCM2000 Dual Super Lead head (Along with a Mesa Rectifier Angled 4x12 Cab)
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
Marshall JTM 45 (Studio - bridge of "Brick by Boring Brick")

Misc
Mogami and George L Cables
D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light 10-46 Gauge guitar strings (listed on D'Addario as being a user, beginning in 2009), previously a user of Ernie Ball strings.
Sennheiser ew372 G2 wireless
Personal life
Farro previously dated Paramore singer and bandmate Hayley Williams from 2004 to 2007, and later dated Tabitha Richards in 2009.

On April 3, 2010, Farro married fiancée Jenna Rice in Tennessee, missing Paramore's Pacific Rim tour to plan the nuptials. Their daughter, Basil James Farro, was born on January 28, 2018 and their son, Leon Joseph Farro, was born on May 22, 2020.

He has four siblings, Nate, Zac, Jonathan, and Isabelle. Farro currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Other songs
He was one of three co-writers of the song "This Is Amazing Grace". Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle and Phil Wickham wrote the song and it is featured on both, Bethel Music's (Bethel Church) live CD/DVD For the Sake of the World where Jeremy performed it, as well as on Phil Wickham's album The Ascension.

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