The sounds of the Delta and blues music were the forever background music Joe heard while growing up. So, it is no wonder that those sounds deeply influenced him as he picked up his first guitar at age ten and began to play. Many years of dedication to blues and gospel are now paying off, with some nice recognition along the way from Buddy Guy (the band regularly performs at Legend’s
at Buddy’s invitation) and participation in the International Blues Challenge.
But there is another part to Joe and really is the reason he does what he does today. In fact, it is not only his biggest influence, but also the controlling influence in his life now. At age 25 after struggling with all the pitfalls and sins of the music industry and hitting a low spot in his life, Joe was led back to Jesus.
Joe with the help of his faith was able to turn things around, re-focus his life in a new direction and develop the gospel messages that are part of his songs today. “The way to influence people with your music, is to put your own heart and soul on the line for all the world to see,” says Joe. “If your heart and soul are right and your message is right you now have the power to influence people in a positive direction.” In this case, both the power of Jesus and the power of music have united in a dynamic fashion to bring souls to Christ and sound amazing in the process.