JoCaine & 75 North

JoCaine & 75 North

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Jocaine and 75 North forges southern rock with Yankee pride. www.jocaine.com

Biography

At the intersection of Interstate 75 and Nine Mile Road, you will find Hazel Park, Michigan. An unassuming suburb just outside of Detroit, lovingly dubbed “Hazeltucky” by its residents and just a stone’s throw from the original Model T factory, this is where Jo Caine and 75 North forges southern rock with Yankee pride.
Jo Caine and 75 North have been filling A-rooms all over metro Detroit, upstaging national acts and have managed to land their redneck, white trash, blue collar rock on more than one Hollywood motion picture soundtrack (Lonestar State of Mind, Laurel Canyon) and a popular TV series (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation).
Jo Caine's original intentions were not to pursue a music career. As a 6’ 4”, 235 lb. All-American tight end in college, Joe Binki had plans to go pro. An absolute hurricane with a football in his hands, his teammates christened him “Jo Caine”.
Football took a backseat, though, when Jo Caine decided to double down on his skills on the mic. Check out the 2003 release entitled Piggy Back Ride, recorded at Pearl Sound (MPA) and produced and engineered by the infamous Chuck A (Tori Amos, Tool, Bob Seger, Eminem, Robert Plant). Piggy Back Ride features 10 slices of world-class rock and country served up side-by-side. Created with high school friends Kevin “KD” Davis on bass and Todd Boschma on drums - dual anchors of 75 North - and selling over 6000 copies in the metro Detroit area alone, the title Piggy Back Ride is a reference to the wishful thinking and hangers-on of the entertainment industry.
“The toes you step on today may be connected to the ass you kiss tomorrow."
Words of warning that grace the homepage of Jo Caine & 75 North (www.Jo Caine.com), and a backlash from the ribbing Jo Caine has taken locally for sounding even remotely like red-neck rapper Kid Rock. If there are similarities, there's good reason. As teens, both spent time at North Lake Studios. The two didn't talk much then, but knew each other as the only other white kid who frequented the studio at Seven Mile & Van Dyke.
Furthermore, Kid Rock protégé Uncle Kracker has lent his voice to “Neck Of The Woods”, a barn-burning rocker on the latest work-in-progress from Jo Caine and 75 North. The new album, as yet untitled, also features the legendary saxophone of Alto Reed, from Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, blowing on the instant classic “Underprivileged Baby”.
To the enlightened masses that have seen and heard Jo Caine and 75 North, however, there is no mistaking the sound of Jo Caine and 75 North for anyone else. Unlike the Kid or the Uncle, Jo Caine has a gold mine of talent in the guitar team of Hazel Park native “Tricky Ricky” Lentz and new kid on the block “Guitar Rick” Browarski. In addition to writing material for the new album, the two Ricks ignore the traditional boundaries of lead and rhythm guitar as they move through Rolling Stones grooves, Allman Brothers harmonies and anything in between.
The final links in the chain are the keyboard skills of young buck Nick LaGrasso, and the vocal talents of miss Steffanie Christi’an. Along with “Tricky Ricky” Lentz, they lay down a thick layer of harmony on top of the 75 North barbeque.
Onstage, the energy and vibe of a Jo Caine and 75 North performance captures fans from every audience they face - just check whose T-shirts are selling out! Everyone wants to grab a piece of the next big thing from Detroit - Jo Caine and 75 North!

For Booking Contact:
Sean R. Simister
Imperial Management
248-219-6918
ssimister9943@wowway.com

Lyrics

Better Luck Next Time

Written By: JoCaine & 75 North

Better luck Next Time

Pulled out of Detroit and I had no were to go
I guess I’m spinnin my wheels, got the devil pulling on my soul
He said hey Joe wanna come along for a ride
I could hear the angles sing, Joe go run and hide

I’ll tell that I’ve made mistakes
I broke promises I made and I pissed on fait
I been in the lost and found I’m looking for my mind
When I asked god for his hand he said
Better luck next time

I never look for trouble, but it seems it finds me
I don’t know why trouble won’t let me be
And why should I explain the things I say and do
I guess I been in trouble with the law a time or two

I’ll tell that I’ve made mistakes
I broke promises I made and I pissed on fait
I been in the lost and found I’m looking for my mind
When I asked god for his hand he said
Better luck next time

So better luck next time, next time around
I said I’m gonna change this time around
I shook the devils hand, and you know I towed the line
But when I asked god for his hand, he said
Better luck next time

Lyrics and music by
JoCaine & 75 North
ASCAP 2005/Copyright2005

If I Said It, I Said It

Written By: JoCaine & 75 North

If I Said It, I Said It

When I woke up in the morning
I got this pounding in my head
Still a little drunk from last night
I’m thinking bout the things I said

I’m not saying that I’m sorry
For anything I might have said
I’m not making excuses
Because I’m not that kinda man
(I guess if I said it, I said it)

Well I was wasting time with some friends of mine
When they said, hey Joe why u always say what’s on your mind
Well I said, if I had to talk behind your back
Well then I guess that you’d be know friend of mine

I wanna cuss and drink, say what’s on my mind
If you don’t like it, stick it were the sun don’t shine
Good friends are hard to find, I got your back, u got mine
Every now & then people make mistakes, and one thing I hate is a phony or fake
U know I’d admit it if I done did it
And if I said it, I said it

I’m not saying that I’m sorry
For anything I might have said
I’m not making excuses
Because I’m not that kinda man
(I guess if I said it, I said it)

I wanna cuss and drink, say what’s on my mind
If you don’t like it, stick it were the sun don’t shine
Good friends are hard to find, I got your back, u got mine
Every now & then people make mistakes, and one thing I hate is a phony or fake
U know I’d admit it if I done did it
And if I said it, I said it

And if I said it, I said it

Repeat
Lyrics and music by
JoCaine & 75 North
ASCAP 2005/Copyright2005

Discography

Welcome To My Playground 2003
Piggy Back Ride 2004
JoCaine Live @ The Emerald Theater DVD 2004

Movie Soundtracks:
Laurel Canyon 2002
Lone Star State of Mind 2003

TV Series:
CSI- Crime Scene Investigation

Set List

Music is all original with a set length of approx 45-50 Min.

2 covers
Cant You See-Marshall Tucker
Be My Lover-Alice Cooper

SET LIST 9/24/04

NECK OF THE WOODS

HOME

DO WHAT I WANNA DO

SIMPLE MAN

JOKES ON YOU

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD GUITAR/STOOL

ALL USED UP

MAMA

WHERE WERE YOU

Set List 2/3/2005
ALREADY GONE

NECK OF THE WOODS

HOME

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

JOKES ON YOU

FANTASY LAND

DO WHAT I WANNA DO

CANT YOU SEE