Joe Gavin

Joe Gavin

BandAlternativeNew Age

New Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Music in the tradition of Michael Hedges.

Biography

Joe Gavin began playing the guitar when he was sixteen years old. Having only his ear and a handful of chords shown by a friend, he would put on a record and try to play what he heard. Hearing the release of Phil Keaggy's Beyond Nature was a turning point for Joe. "It was like an awakening for me. That music brought to life a side of me I had not really known before." Joe bought an acoustic guitar and began to explore and develop this new love. He has been playing solo acoustic guitar for the past 16 years. "Just listening closely to the guitar is my greatest inspiration for new compositions. It's sort of like a conversation. I hear the guitar, and then I think of how I might respond." This intimacy with the instrument is evident in the music that results.

Discography

Woodsongs, Newland Music 2006
“Over the Downs” Joe Gavin
An Acoustic Guitar Collection Woodsongs features 4 grammy winners. Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records), Preston Reed, William Coulter and Alex de Grassi

Summit of Leaves, Joe Gavin 2005
Independent Release
Recorded By Mark Prator at Red Room Recorders, Tampa, FL

Polk Salad, 1999
“The Watchmaker” Joe Gavin
An eclectic compilation of Polk County based musicians

Set List

A typical set consists of original fingerstyle music with a .......