Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Joe grew up in a musical family. Joe won and lost his first paycheck as a child roadie for his father’s country band. Winning by being small enough to hang stage lights in barn rafters and losing at the ease of breaking neon beer signs. He swore off country music as a teenager but still played guitar and has been playing ever since.
As falls the apple, he could not escape the music of his youth and has been writing songs, singing and playing bluegrass music for the past 10 years. He is an aggressive flat picker and prolific songwriter. He has been a teacher and is always a student of the music he has now, not reluctantly, accepted as his own.