I am a solo guitarist. My specialty is instrumental arrangements of popular tunes.
I play a wide variety of music and can structure my show to fit the audience.
I love doing requests. What ever the audience wants I am happy to play.
Joe helped me by learning some songs for me to sing to my future fiancée. He made time to practice and was on time for the event. His playing was beautiful and made our event truly special.
Joe the Guitarman was prompt, easy to work with, funny, and above all an excellent musician with a wide range of material and an ear for what the audience would most appreciate hearing. We are 100% happy with his performance and recommend him without reservation.
What to Expect
An experienced guitarist that takes requests, tells jokes, and gets the audience involved. Or I can play background music for your party or event. House parties are one of my favorite gigs.
I am 63 years young and have been playing guitar since I was 5. I enjoy all forms of popular music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and newer music as well. I like telling jokes and audience participation songs.
I play both electric and acoustic guitar (not at the same time).
I studied music at Indiana University with the famous Jamey Aebersold, but I do not play much jazz.
I currently have over 100 videos on YouTube, and 59 original recordings available on iTunes and Amazon.
Additional Booking Notes
I travel light. I have a small sound system. I bring an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar and amplifier.
Lights and large sound system is the responsibility of the client.
Past Booked Events
|October 22, 2016 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|October 16, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 28, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Memorial Day Party|
|May 01, 2016 • 7:30am - 9:00am||St. Pius X Ladies Auxiliary anual breakfast.|
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Hello Mary Lou
Oh Lonesome Me
Johnny B. Goode
Vincent (Chet Atkins version)
Girl From Ipanema
In My Life
Fields Of Gold (Sungha Jung version)
In My Life
Dueling Banjos on One Guitar
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Move It On Over
Georgia On My Mind
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Ain't Living Long Like This
Can't You See
All My Lovin'
I Can't Help If I'm Still In Love With You
All Of Me
Joy To The World
Take It Easy
Third Rate Romance Low Rent Rendezvous
Ponch & Lefty
Hey Good Looking
Only Daddy That WIll Walk The Line
Two More Bottles Of Wine
Back In The USA
Amarillo By Morning
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Wind Cries Mary
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
Waltz Across Texas
Thunder Storms & Neon Signs
Great Balls Of Fire
Light My Fire
Chug A Lug
Six Days On The Road
Since I fell For You
Me & Bobbie McGee
Influences & Inspiration
Chuck Berry, Ventures, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Freddie King, Albert King, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Chet Atkins, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Eagles, Aerosmith, Bill Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Townes VanZandt, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jerry Reed, Danny Gatton, Buddy Guy, Merle Travis, James Burton, Joe Walsh, Jose Feliciano, have all influenced me.
Presently I am influenced by the amazing Sungha Jung.
Customer furnishes PA equipment and lighting.