Joe Gee
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Joe Gee

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Americana Folk


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"The 3rd Annual Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend, March 23-26"

Preliminary lineup announced:

Curious folks want to know - who's gonna be there in 2006!

Look for these and many others to be announced shortly.....

Butch Hancock, Jon Dee Graham,Hayes Carll Band,
Roger Marin Band, Colin Brooks, Brian Keane, Willie P. Bennett, Sam Baker, and Joe Gee!

and Fred Eaglesmith and the crew!


""Gee Joe" by Joe Gee CD Review"

Joe Gee’s “Gee Joe”

by Dana Jones, reviewer for - “Texicana Music Central”

Long awaited by friends and fans alike, Joe Gee’s new CD “Gee Joe” has finally arrived. I had known Joe for a while before I ever really heard him sing. This transplanted Texas musician walked up to the open mic at Pickin’ in the Pines in May of 2005, and boldly signed up on the blank space known as “first”. Fellow Fredheads (nickname of Fred Eaglesmith fans) had already told me he was good. It was here his songs blew me away for the first of many times to come. As he stepped onstage, he won the crowd over right away with his charming personality. Before I knew it, he had belted out three fantastic songs and left me wanting more! He entertained us at camp several times during the weekend, I suppose it was then I probably started nagging him about “when is the CD coming out”?? He was just too good not to have one. I can’t take full credit with my nagging, or maybe he did do it to shut me up, but another year and several wonderful shows later, it’s here.
And what a sheer delight it is! I’m blown away again, just like the first time. I can honestly say, both musically and lyrically, there is something for everyone on this CD. It’s rare that an artist chooses to share when he can do just about any type of music you like, and do it well. Gee does it all very well. This one is in my top 5 for 2006!
From his original tunes, to carefully selected covers, Joe’s unique singing voice comforts and excites the listener at the same time. Much like Joe’s personality, you never know what will happen next, and you’re never disappointed. He also decided to pull in some highly respected folks to join him in the studio. Legend Red Volkert, Noel McKay of The McKay Brothers and Dan Walsh, dobro, guitar, baritone guitar wizard and former member of Fred Eaglesmith's band are just a sampling of those who believed in Joe enough to play on this disc. Joe himself is a very talented musician, and he has an ear for what really works. My only regret is that we didn’t find him and his talents much sooner!!
I’ve got some favorites on the CD. On the fun side, I’ve loved “Butter My Biscuit” since the first time I heard Joe sing it back at “The Pines”. And I can honestly say, the first time I heard Joe sing “Three Days”, I cried, but with laughter. Eaglesmith fans will catch and enjoy the many allusions to Fred’s tunes and career. He did a fantastic version of this song on the disc, for any Fred collector, this is a must have.
And speaking of Eaglesmith, one of my favorite songs on the more serious side is Joe’s cover of “Mary Anne”. Joe makes it his own, and frankly, it’s my very favorite version of the song. His cover of Audrey Auld Mezera’s “One Eye” finds him taking yet another of my favorites, doing his own interpretation, and getting two thumbs up from someone who is picky about covers!
Joe’s originals “I Got Nothin’ to Say” and “Starbright” are truly standouts, but perhaps my favorite track on the disc is his co-write with Paul Thorn “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong”. I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it, and I’d love to see it get some radio play. It’s a song that plays in my head quite often, and I really like it.
The production quality on the CD is very good. Occasionally the music seems to overpower Joe’s voice a little. And for me, although the music is fantastic throughout the CD, Joe’s soft, almost hoarse but clear voice is what I truly love to hear most of all. I must confess, my favorite way to hear this guy still is with his acoustic guitar (and maybe a friend on dobro occasionally). And if I can’t have that on a daily basis, I have a great CD to hold me over until my next LIVE Joe Gee fix.
Touching, funny, beautiful, tongue-in-cheek, risks, diversity, class, and best of all, QUALITY, I highly recommend this CD for everyone. Joe’s CD is available at and .


"Press Release: Joe Gee’s CD “Gee Joe” Gaining World Wide Radio Exposure"

December 30, 2006

Gee-Whiz Music
Austin, TX

Joe Gee’s CD “Gee Joe” Gaining World Wide Radio Exposure

Gee-Whiz Music has recently begun the distribution of “Gee Joe”, the independently produced CD released by Austin, TX - based Americana singer/songwriter Joe Gee to a small group of radio stations throughout the globe, including stations in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Australia The response has been extremely enthusiastic and in just a few short weeks many of these stations have already been highlighting various selections from the CD and including them in their regular rotations.

Here are just a couple of comments that have been received from on-air personalities who’ve been playing the CD:

Bonjour Joe,
I want to thank you for the so good music you sent me and that perfectly fits my format. I am usually not a big fan of covers as they rarely make me forget the original version..but you, you are the champion of new fantastic versions ..these versions are really perfect for radio ...your own songs are also very interesting. Your Cd is a real pleasure both vocally and instrumentally
- Mike Penard/ISA Radio, Milieu, France

Your fantastic cd has arrived and I have given it several listens over through the Christmas break and will be featuring it on KLFM Bendigo
- Trevor Hyland, KLFM, Bendigo, Victoria, AU

If you would like to join the growing international throng of radio stations that are featuring “Gee Joe”, which already includes outlets from Salt Lake City, UT to Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia to Leopoldsburg, Belgium, then please contact us to receive a promotional copy of this terrific CD.

Gee-Whiz Music
Att: Promotions
8301 Racine Trail
Austin TX 78717

Or, E-mail to:
- Gee-Whiz Music

"Joe Gee At The Sayville Inn"

The Suffolk County News, August 31, 2006

Musician Shows One Can Come Home Again
Singer/Songwriter Joe Gee Returns to old
Stomping grounds for a one-night show


SAYVILLE – You can’t go home again. Sure, we have all heard the saying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t return and visit.
From Austin, Texas (via Bayport), singer/songwriter Joe Gee returned to The Sayville Inn last Thursday, a restaurant where he played for nearly a decade, reunited with his old haunt and treated a crowd of old friends and new fans to a fun-filled evening of his unique brand of Americana music.
“It was great to have Joe back,” said Pam Raymond, co-owner of the restaurant along with partner Richard Stafford. “I love him. He’s a funny guy, bright as a new penny, and he’s one of ours. We’ve been friends for years.”
Gee whipped out his 1997 Gibson Dove guitar, strapped it across his shoulder, and strummed, sang and joked to the packed room for nearly four hours as comfortable and at ease as if he had never left.
The transplanted Texan offered an eclectic set including “Maryanne”, “Black Diamond”, “I Got Nothin’ To Say”, and “Butter My Biscuit”, all of which are songs from his recent CD.
Gee’s relationship with The Sayville Inn came about as a bit of a fluke. He’d been in a band with the Inn’s bartender and the wife of another former bandmate was a waitress at the establishment.
“They called me up one day and told me The Sayville Inn needed a piano player and asked if I could come down and play,” Gee recalled fondly. It worked out pretty good. I played there a couple of nights a week for nine and a half years.”
His relationship with the Inn blossomed during his near decade of weekly performances there. He described last week’s return with obvious affection. “It was great being back,” Gee said. “I have so many fond memories from my years playing there. I met my wife there and the best man at our wedding was the chef there. It was so nice to see Pam and Richard, too. They’ve become good friends and we all picked up right where we left off.
Gee lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Allison. Born in Bayport, this son of musicians started playing the piano at eight years of age, and the guitar at ten. Through the years he has worked in rock-n-roll and rhythm and blues bands, as a jazz pianist/vocalist, and in country bands. His two bands, “Joe Gee and The Gee Men” and his all-acoustic jug band “Joe Gee and The Boomer Busters”, play various venues throughout central Texas.
Though currently touring to promote his latest CD, Gee Joe, the Suffolk County singer-gone-Southern took time from his busy schedule to reunite with old friends before resuming the tour.
Mike Tripptree had not seen Gee in more than 25 years. “I was a bartender at Governor’s Pub in the late 70s,” Tripptree said. “Joe used to play there on the weekends. When I heard he was coming back to town to play I said ‘Oh my God, I have to go see him’.”
Asked if Gee had changed through the years, Tripptree joked, “We all got a little grayer. He still sounds great, though. I loved his music back then and I still love it.”
For more information on Joe Gee, visit his website at
- The Suffolk County News


Double CD -" Joe Gee" - 1999 (Solo Piano and Vocals)

EP - "Joe Gee and The Gee-Men: This Here is
Just the Demo" - 10/2005

CD - Joe Gee - "Gee Joe" - 07/2006

Several tracks from this collection are receiving both radio and streaming airplay, including 'Maryanne', 'I've Got Nothing To Say', 'One Eye', and 'Black Diamond'.

CD - Joe Gee - "Joe Gee Live In Vermont" - 08/2007

Numerous tracks ('Cuban Sandwich', Black Diamond, et. al.) are receiving streaming/radio airplay.

CD - "After Hours" - 09/2011 (solo piano/vocals)



Joe Gee's been around, geographically and musically. Grew up by the beach on Long Island, NY, lived in Seattle, Baltimore, Charlotte, and, for now and forever, in Austin, Texas. Joe started playing piano at eight and guitar at ten. Over the years he's worked in rock/R&B bands as a keyboardist and lead singer, as a jazz pianist/vocalist, and in country bands. Through it all he has continued developing his version of American roots music, singing, playing and writing that draws from all corners of the American popular music world. No wonder his music brings to mind the work of so many diverse artists - Tom Waits, John Prine, and Fred Eaglesmith, to name but a few.
Joe's debut Americana/Roots CD, "Gee Joe" was released on the Fourth of July, 2006. He enlisted several roots music standouts to contribute to this project, including the amazing guitarist Redd Volkaert, Noel McKay of The McKay Brothers, Dan Walsh, dobro and guitar wizard and former member of Fred Eaglesmith's band, and the late, great Harry Kleintank on tenor and soprano saxes. The CD, self- produced and recorded at Austin’s legendary Flashpoint Studio and mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Studios in Austin, is a collection if Joe's own compositions, collaborations (including 'There Ain''t Nothing Wrong', co-written with Paul Thorn), and several covers of songs by some of Joe's favorite writers. It has been well-received and has been the topic of several glowing reviews.
His latest Americana release, "Live In Vermont" contains fifteen tracks culled from two performances from the Roots on the River Festival in Bellows Falls, VT, 2007. Joe is currently recording his next release, slated for spring 2012.

Joe is constantly performing, either around the Austin Metro region or at festivals and venues throughout N. America. He has appeared at many festivals in recent years including, among others, Cicadafest, Saint Catharine's, ON, CA - 2009 & 2010, the Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, OR (2006), The Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic, Aylmer, Ontario, CA (as a solo performer, as guitarist for Audrey Auld Mezera, and as emcee - 2005 & 2008)), Roots on The River, Bellows Falls, VT (solo and emcee - 2006, 2007, & 2011), Fred Eaglesmith TX Weekend (solo in 2006 and emcee in 2007) ,The Downeast Picnic, New Brunswick, Canada (as a solo performer, emcee, and keyboardist in Fred Eaglesmith's band - 2007 & 2008), The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah, OK (solo act - 2007), The Great Northern Picnic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada (as a solo act, with a band, and as emcee (2006 & 2007), and the Baby Boomers Reunion, Bohemia, NY (2011).

Whether close to home or at some far-off (and often far-out) venue, Joe always delivers an energetic and entertaining mix of rootsy country-soul-folk-blues-rock that's sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes rocking, always heartfelt, real, and true. Memorable shows that leave you with the feeling that "nobody is more into it than that guy!"