Artful, intense, and often transcendent…imaginative, and extremely engaging. If you love a moving song and
magical madness, Joe delivers it all….the music, the lyrics, the energy, and the passion for exceptionaly well written songs – He loves his audience, and it shows.
Joe was a "Most Wanted" artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a Mountain Stage New Song finalist. He was a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Songwriting Grant, which enabled him to travel around the State of New York, interview local residents, gather stories and write songs based on his experiences. His project is called “Songs of the Finger Lakes.” His recording "Able Baker Charlie & Dog" was awarded 2009 Album of the Year by the International Folk Alliance. He is stomping loud in minor keys and story songs and jamborees.
"This is not reviewers hype…This guy is flat out good"
—- Rodger Nichols, Dalles Oregon Chronicle
"There is a spirit in his music that is simultaneously sacred, celebratory and solidly grounded in tradition. . . . Go see this man perform, and don't be surprised if you drive home singing his songs with a renewed sense of what's possible."
Seattle Folklore Society