joe @

Joe started playing the acoustic guitar when he was 10 and has been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires singers who create these in unique ways.

First guitarEpiphone Emperor II (Joe Pass Signature Model)
First band Orange Peel Masters
First concert Big Sugar (in Ottawa)
Best albumLou Reed – Transformer (1972)

How did you start getting involved with music?

I was always singing when I was a little kid and at the age of 3, when I saw Bill Clinton playing the saxophone on TV, I knew I wanted to play an instrument too. My parents bought me a kid-sized acoustic guitar and I took lessons for about a year. In my early twenties I started getting serious about songwriting and recorded a few albums with friends in Montreal.

Do you play any instruments?

I mainly play the guitar, both acoustic and electric. I also play a fair bit of drums and bass, those two really make me move! But I think what I enjoy most is singing, the voice is the most portable instrument.

What was the first concert you went to?

Big Sugar (Canadian blues-rock band) at the Ottawa Senators hockey stadium. I was 12 years old and somehow acquired free tickets. I was blown away with their mix of styles: blues, rock, reggae and was inspired to create music that doesn’t fit into one genre.

…and the best live show you saw?

I’ve seen too many to count but an early one that stands out in my memory is Rush and AC/DC at SARSstock in Toronto (2003). The Rolling Stones played later that night but my friends and I left after 2 songs because of exhaustion, thirst and heat stroke from long hours in the sun. One of the most fun concerts I’ve been to was Ty Segall at Astra in Berlin, 2014.

Who would you still like to see live?

I would still like to see Paul McCartney, one of my songwriting idols. I would also love to see White Fence, a very unique Californian songwriter. Also Weyes Blood writes very beautiful songs and Hooded Fang puts on a wicked show.

written by joe

Musical Roads – Melodies on the go

Have you ever heard a road sing a melody? What?! Read the article to learn more...

10 musicians who left bands before they got famous

Some musicians decided to leave or were kicked out of bands right before they got super famous, here is a short list of examples...

5 Memorable Oscar Moments Involving Musicians

The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, a long ceremony... but the music and musicians make it bearable. Here are 5 musicians moments....

Hello New Gear – February 2020

Hello New Gear, February 2020 edition is here. All of you innovation lovers will be delighted with what has arrived this month, following NAMM 2020. So sit back, scroll down and ...

Bob Marley – Freeing the world from mental slavery

Bob Marley would have turned 75 today, here is a small history of the King of Reggae...

Musical Roads – Melodies on the go

Have you ever heard a road sing a melody? What?! Read the article to learn more...

5 best & 5 worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Check out the 5 best and 5 worst Halftime Shows in Super Bowl history...

10 Secret Band Members You Should Know

It's a shame that some fantastic musicians don't get any recognition, we want to change that, read on...

Huge Valentine’s Day Contest

Let's celebrate love with a contest! Check out the instructions, and the prize, in this article...

Hit the Tone! Indie & Alternative

What is "indie" and how does it sound? You'll get the inside scoop on how to get close to this sound, or attitude, in this article...
成 人 网 站 免费