What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Cheeseburger w/ Sautéed Green Olives
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
Elvis. By a long shot. I have simply never been able to get into the Beatles. Elvis, on the other hand, bridged country and rock (among other genres) that few people, if any, were doing that early on.
Lyrics to live by?
Anything Chris Knight writes.
“Desert Island” album?
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle (assuming its within the rules to list a Greatest Hits album? If not, Chris Knight: Enough Rope)
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
Chris Knight (sensing a theme, yet?), Tyler Childers and the Steel Woods
How do you see country music evolving within 10 years?
Along two divergent paths, which I believe is historically typical. I think you’ll always have country artists making easily digestible music for a more popular audience, and you’ll always have country artists – and their likeminded listeners – trying to make and listen to music they consider more authentic and genuine. There has always been really bad country music. And there has always been people making great country music. That won’t change.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
Bigger and better with a lot more songs and a broader audience. If I ever see my future in this business any other way,it’ll be time to get out.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
Piano. I think it would take me to new places in my songwriting.
What was the best advice you have received?
I’m paraphrasing here, but my dad always instilled in me that if you want something, you’re gonna have to work for it. Nothing could be more true when it comes to making music for a living.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
Don’t listen to the people who say you’re great. Don’t listen to the people who say you suck. Listen to the people who support your efforts to improve.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
Life. Songwriting borrows from life experience more than anything else. And not necessarily my Life or my Life experience. Not always, anyways. But all inspiration, for me, is rooted in Life.
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
Aside from being featured on Rock Meets Country, I’d have to say the last song I
completed. And my next biggest achievement will be the song I’m working on right now. I hope that will always be my outlook.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
We just started working in the studio on our next recording project. I’m really excited about this next crop of songs and about the recording process we’re now executing. I think this next record will capture our sound, as a band, in ways that we have not been able to achieve thus far. And I’m really pumped to be able to share that with the world. Estimated release date: I have no idea
Fun little facts! Joe has come a long way and is getting better and better every time I see him. Great guy. I wish him the best – he works HARD at his craft.
Joe is a great guy and he’s always improving!!!!! I am glad to say that I know him. I wish him the best on his way through his career!!!!