From Ithaca, NY. An artist, guitarist, painter, fiddler, and believer in all things possible. Born to a songwriting mother, Joe is a musician/magician who embodies hope, cynicism, darkness, and beauty. Live, he is fierce, creative and funny as hell. With his ‘48 Gibson, slide guitar, fiddle, and an unwavering commitment to his art, Joe connects with his audience every time. Always growing, he loves what he does. Featured in the documentary film, “Blue Tattoo,” Joe is a Rockefeller grant recipient, whose songs are included in the new “Rise Again” songbook, and the upcoming film, “Brooklyn in July.” Joe’s CD, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog” received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded: “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN. In 2014, Joe was in the Top Ten Artist for the most airplay on the Folk DJ charts along with Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and John McCuthcheon. In 2016, Joe was invited to be the Artist in Residence at the International Folk Alliance conference where he shared his original song, painting and video “The Letters of Florence Hemphill” about the life of a WWI nurse at the Keynote Address with Judy Collins.
“This is wonderful, engaging and gorgeous music, borne from an artist who fully deserves a boatload of acclamation,” Lee Zimmerman, Lee’s Listening Stack, No Depression.