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Josh Haden

Born: August 17 1968

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Josh Haden

Josh Haden (born 1968 in New York City) is an American jazz musician. He is the founder, bassist and singer of the group Spain. Josh Haden is the son of the late Charlie Haden.

Based in Los Angeles, he is the brother of the Haden Triplets Petra (that dog., Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Sean Lennon), Tanya (Silversun Pickups, Let's Go Sailing; who married comedian Jack Black in 2006), and Rachel (that dog., The Rentals).

He is the founder, bassist and singer of the group Spain, whose first album, The Blue Moods of Spain, appeared on Restless Records to wide acclaim. The band toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, attracting considerable notice.

Other credits include Handsome Boy Modeling School (on which he performed a duet with Sean Lennon).

His most recent projects were the 2004 Light of Day EP, released on Diamond Soul Recordings, and his debut solo LP, Devoted, released in 2007, produced by Dan the Automator and featuring performances by former Spain guitarist Merlo Podlewski, keyboardist John Medeski, and turntablist Kid Koala. He also sang vocals on the track Persona on Blue Man Group's album The Complex.

His song "Spiritual", from The Blue Moods of Spain, has been covered by Johnny Cash, Soulsavers, Midnight Choir, and the duo of his father Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny.