The worst question to ask Joe is “what kind of music do you play?”
Since moving to Nashville from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2004, Joe has dedicated himself to learning his wily craft of songwriting by making each song unique. The only constant is the sincerity in his voice.
Growing up, Joe loved everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to Pearl Jam and Marvin Gaye. The result is a culmination of music that has no genre. Some call it Folk-Rock, others Indie; Joe calls it “mine.”
His latest release “Escape Routes,” is an album filled with love, hurt, hope and redemption. With longing lyrics tinged with his Christian faith and his rustic voice, Joe stands by his CD with joy. The songs are raw with emotion yet layered with varying depths of accompaniment instruments and complimented by whimsical vocals from his sister Christina, smoothing over any rough edges. According to Joe, the songs have been “Nashvillized.”
“The feelings I’ve poured into this CD have been expanded upon by the hands of all the other musicians I’ve collaborated with, making each song mine; but also making each song someone else’s idea. It’s beautiful to see other musicians’ talents complete my musical thoughts.”
...My long term goal is to have a music ministry. Until then, I'm going to sing about how God has influenced, changed and forgiven me. My message is Redemption and Hope. My songs aren't watered down, and not all of them are light. Pain makes us stronger if we let God heal us.