Joe Cerisano
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Joe Cerisano

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Apr
06
Joe Cerisano @ The Bitter End NYC Songwriters-Circle

New york City, New Jersey, USA

New york City, New Jersey, USA

Feb
17
Joe Cerisano @ Maxwell's

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Jan
21
Joe Cerisano @ The Cornelia St. Cafe

New York City, New York, USA

New York City, New York, USA

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Carbon Copy is a sincere effort by singer Joe Cerisano to capture endearing themes of family and tradition onto a disc of rock-inflected pop. His humble, heartfelt style -- part Eric Clapton, part Bruce Springsteen, part Bob Seger -- uses blues, gospel, and country-rock melodies to explore intimate and personal revelations. Spirited melodies meld with convincing storytelling as Cerisano sings, "The older I get, the more I understand/I'm a Carbon Copy of my old man." "Healing Hand" employs the reverent joy of a gospel chorus, whereas "Reasons" evokes the emotionalism of a Bob Seger ballad. Carbon Copy also features some of rock's most accomplished guitarists (Eric Weissberg, Jeff Pevar, and Ira Siegel) who have worked with the likes of John Denver, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, James Taylor, Celine Dion, and Steve Winwood. With its penetrating moral (and mortal) reflections, Carbon Copy considers loss and discovery through one man's vibrant musical canvas. ~ Roxanne Blanford, All Music Guide - A Music Guide


Discography

Elderberry Jak, Silver Condor, Silver Condor-Trouble At Home, Carbon Copy, Silver Condor Rarities, Silver Conder Live Across America

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Born: Fairmont, West Virginia
Joe Cerisano is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who has the distinction of possessing one of the most striking voices in America! With musical influences that bridge the gap between genre Joe Cerisano developed a singing style that has absorbed and combined a wide variety of influences, then mixed them all with his native West Virginia dialect. The resulting combination makes for a classic and original American singer's voice. Joe began performing professionally at the age of 14. He sang in a succession of regional bands playing illegal liquior speak-easys, honkey tonks and bars in north central West Virginia,Ohio and Pennsylvania that eventually lead to the formation of the legendary Elderberry Jak out of Morgantown, WV.
Traveling to the west coast in the early 80’s Joe formed the now almost famous California rock band Silver Condor with guitarist Earl Slick (i.e. David Bowie and John Lennon) on Columbia Records. In 1981 Silver Condor had the Top 40 hit "You Could Take My Heart Away."
Moving back to New York City n the mid eighties Joe began his career as one of the most successful studio session singers in America. He began working in television and radio commercial singing for Chrysler/Plymouth, the Army, the Navy, GE, Miller Beer, Coca-Cola and many more. During this period, he also did backing vocals on several albums by Michael Bolton and sang with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson.
He was the singer of the song "Hands Across America" which was featured on MTV (it's still being played on Pop-Up
Video on VH1). He sang lead for Blue Oyster Cult on the Imginos album song "Frankenstein." Joe also appears with Gloria Estefan on the soundtrack Goya: A Life in Song. This album was produced by Phil Ramon and also featured vocals by Placido Domingo.
Joe is one of the featured lead vocalists on the 1998 Christmas album, The Christmas Attic by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This album is already on its way to becoming a Christmas Classic! He recently has been working with two icons of American music, Richie Havens and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), on a recording project with veteran drummer Jack Scarangella. Joe was called upon to sing back up for the popular rock band Korn, as they introduced their new album Issues. This live concert was broadcast on over 100 radio stations in a global event staged at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. Joe now splits his time between NYC and Nashville, songwriting and performing acousticlly and at times with his three piece band.