About Josephine Sunrise

Josephine Sunrise is party rocking acoustic rock/country trio from Billings, MT. Formed in 2012, members Gerrick Phillips, Marco Castro and Bart Barkac developed the project after performing a number of original songs written during “off” days from their full-time cover project “Downtime”.

“We are the dirty, sometimes dark, rock, country type of group that you think of when you think of a bad ass Montanan. We love to add life to parties with our huge….collection of rock, classic rock, country and reggae covers. Our original music has a very “Montana” dark and dirty sound, mixing chords and killer vocal harmonies that are reminiscent of Alice in Chains, Meets Godsmack, Meets Chris Stapleton. We spend most of our working time writing and gigging clubs and breweries throughout Montana and Wyoming. We can accommodate weddings that are looking for a more intimate music feel, private parties of all shapes and sizes and we can rock the hell out of any bar that will have us.”

Josephine Sunrise is always available for booking. We would love to play your brewery, club, wedding, or private party!

Josephine Sunrise is:
Gerrick Phillips – Guitar/Vocals
Marco Castro – Guitar/Vocals
Bart Barkac – Percussion

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The Music

Self Titled EP

We are singer/songwriters, working together on hundreds of original songs (some published), over the course of the last 20 years. Original work has covered across multiple genres including Folk, Rock, Country and Reggae. We just love playing and writing together. Below are just s few of our most recent recordings you can enjoy. We are also available for writing services or collaborations.

More than just originals, we have many years of experience performing at events as small as corporate holiday parties to world class resorts. We have performed for thousands of people from all across America in different venues, halls and resorts. We love to have fun, interact with people and bring that mystic of Montana’s original sound to every single performance. When booking JS for your event, you can expect to hear classic rock from The Allman Brothers, to America. Modern rock from Kid Rock to Godsmack. Classic and modern country from Dwight Yoakam to Keith Urban. We try to cover it all and will always have something for everyone to enjoy.

Montana Acoustic Band For Hire Looking for an acoustic wedding band or an acoustic band for hire for your next function? We are available to hire for all weddings, parties and events. We do a great mix of music from all genres and all generations. We can also accommodate your wedding procession and ceremony with acoustic guitar or vocal. If your venue requires a band without amplification or you want something quiet but upbeat for your wedding, holiday party, work function, or summer patio, get in touch.

Upcoming Shows