To all my friends...
And here lies friends of ours...all of whom are freakin great...so go and check them out!! Joe performs / records / sits-in-occasionally with a good bunch of 'em bands too, or has at some point, or might some day...some of such bands are noted by these: "***" following the band name.
Steve Novelli builds all of Joe's Astral Slide guitars, and a bunch of other cosmically named guitars, electric and acoustic, all of which are terribly beautiful, owned and played by folks like Rodney Crowell, John Oates, and Will Kimbrough...Get one!Chris and Lexx Jacobs' brilliant tattoo shop / massage studio in Columbus, Ohio...some of the finest and most talented folks we know. And the creators of my Raygun!
A band of lovely cohorts, rapscallians, spreaders of the good word of Rock
An Americana icon...words and dust and grit and the beauty of the desert all tumbled together
Gabriel Miller Phillips***
A damn fine musician / songwriter that will blow your mind
Only Living Boy***
Three of the finest fellows and musicians Jersey (and the world) has to offer...Rock Rock Rock with virtuosity and taste and a bonecrushing sense of feeling
Her songs are stories that pull you in and knock you over and make you feel all sorts of human
Jennie Lowe Stearns***
Beautifully melancholic experimental folk-ish music from one of Upstate NY's finest songwriters
Simply one of the new century's finest composers...folkish / rockish / experimental songwriting...could be described as the seedy underbelly of a travelling road show circus put to music
The Gentlemen of Monster Island***
Rediculously fun, melodic, and eclectically loud music from veterans of Tucson's artsy punk scene...where gnarling guitars, chug a chug trainlike drums, and southwestern horns collide in perfect harmony
Gabriel Sullivan and the Taraf de Tucson
Facemelting good times from a brilliant mind and a bunch of great players, mashing up romanian fiddle, southwestern horns, balkan progressions, and anything else that makes people move just right
A wonderful Greenlandic songwriter with a red ukelele, a genius of a cowboy named Jan, and eerily beautiful music at the same time playful and haunting
okay--many more to come...the road now!