The Trio is a unique ensemble of artists with varied musical histories but a common love of the same vibe. They build their sound around the song writing of the group's leader, Joe Sweet. They layer percussion and guitar virtuosity over his subtle and soulful vocal style, evocative lyrics and superb melody sense.
The dynamics are organic and spontaneous, always seeking to rekindle the original inspiration that Joe used to create the song in the first place, and then take it to a different level.
The result is a brilliant single and emotional sound that always draws from the emotional timbre of the members.
It's a band worth listening to.
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Joe has been performing nationally since eighteen years old. He started his musical career at the age of nine in Frankfort, NY. Landing lead roles in his grade school operettas to making all state in chorus, He focused his energy on singing and writing originals. Joe recorded his first piece with the former band Nine Ball which led him to a 1995 SAMY, (Syracuse Area Music Award) nomination for best male vocalist. Nine Ball started to gain momentum and received attention from both independent and major record labels.
Since then, Joe has been playing with Jomama and the Funkdaddys. The band recorded their first album, (Live at Tinys) in 1999 and it sold over 1000 CDs in a short time. In 2001 Joe went into the studio to record his first solo album titled “Sounds” with his band the Soultrane. While recording their album, Joe and the Soultrane were nominated for a SAMY. This time for best jam band.
Joe has performed with the likes of moe., Medeski, Martin, and Wood, The Violent Femmes, Galactic, DJ Logic, Keller Williams, Charlie Hunter, Tim Reynolds, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Soulive, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Vince Welnic, Dark Star Orchestra, Max Creek, and The New Deal, The Legendary Wailers, Otiel and the Peacemakers, Al and the Transamericans, Donna the Buffalo, North Mississippi Allstars, and John Browns Body.
What's going on now?
Joe just finished his fourth solo album titled “The Greatest Gift.” He is touring acoustically, and playing with his band Nine Ball.
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