The tracks for “FUNKY FOLKS” are amazing so far….huge thanks to those who have helped so far…we’re still needing funding to get it finished…so please help if you can!
Joe has been a busy boy since moving from the land of Levon to Austin city limits over a year and a half ago. In addition to his corporate work, Joe has fit in perfectly with Austin’s world famous live music scene, performing with Texas and international legends like his friends MISS LAVELLE WHITE, GUY FORSYTH and ROSIE FLORES and hanging with the likes of JOE ELY, MARCIA BALL, CINDY CASHDOLLAR and so many other Austin-based artists that he so much admires. Among them is legendary guitar player and producer JOHN INMON, who is working with Joe on his long awaited musical debut “Funky Folks”.
Funky Folks News:
After many stops and starts from LA to Woodstock, Joe is finally in the studio working on his long awaited “Funky Folks” record with legendary guitar great producer John Inmon (JERRY JEFF WALKER, LOST GONZO BAND, TOWNES VAN ZANDT) here in Austin.
With a little help from a few of his “famous friends” Albert Lee (ERIC CLAPTON, EMMYLOU HARRIS), Garth Hudson (THE BAND), Gary Mallaber (VAN MORRISON, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) and many more, “Funky Folks” will feature original songs from Joe and selected covers from BOB DYLAN, DAN PENN, JAMES TAYLOR and more. Producer Inmon describes the project as a “righteous record of Muscle Shoals-inspired Acadian soul”. Joe is thrilled with the results so far and is especially happy to have finally found the “right time, place and person” to make “this very personal record with”.
The record is dedicated to Joe’s friends LEVON HELM, KATE MCGARRIGLE and his late brother PETER MEDWICK.