Josh Maynard began playing in bands in
his hometown in South Dakota. Upon arriving in Fargo for college, he was in search of other opportunities to play and found one when he joined Doctor Hodgepodge, a local original jam band, in 2003. In 2006, he would join another local jam band, Jedeye Mindfunk. The band would have the opportunity to play at 10K Lakes Festival. He joined Patents Pending that same year. Josh would broaden his musical tastes in 2007 with Beat Down, a progressive funk fusion band. Josh continues today to play with the former PP members, now Helena Handbasket.