Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue
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Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue


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October 14, 2011
Over the years, local troubadour Joe West has gained a sort of folk hero status around town. With his signature blend of quirky Americana, country and rock ’n’ roll, West is certainly one of the most popular performers we have. For his upcoming event, Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue, however, West wanted to attempt something a little different. “I’ve been inspired by my more theatrical side to attempt more of a full-on show than just a bar-band experience,” West says. “It’ll be a fun event with lots of dancing, and it’s perfect for families.” Elements of the ole-timey Will Rogers variety shows have found their way into the performance, and West recruited local titans such as Felecia Ford, Tom Adler and Arne Bey for his band. “You can expect to hear plenty of the classics, but lots of new material and songs for children, too,” West says. For longtime West fans, or even just families looking for an unboring, kid-friendly event, this is your one-stop destination for all things Joe West and beyond. (Alex De Vore) - SANTA FE REPORTER


July 22, 2009
This is the story of Joe West: the guitar slingin' local hero who takes your preconceived notions of country, folk, gospel and rock, and turns them upside down. No longer will we be forced to lump in country and folk with toothless weirdos or faux cowboys; West is for real, and he is more handsome than you.
West is a beloved fixture and institution in our scene, whether it's The Joe West Show, The Santa Fe All-Stars or the ongoing saga of Xoe Fitzgerald, the Time Traveling Transvestite. Whatever the band and whatever the style, one thing remains constant: West owns you! Big plans are in the works for more chapters in the tale of Xoe Fitzgerald, some Santa Fe All-Stars performances, as well as a variety-style radio show - not even to mention his myriad solo appearances, gospel brunches and whatever other amazing-ass stuff he's got hidden up his sleeve.
West has lived and performed all over the country, most notably in New York and Austin, yet he holds Santa Fe very near and dear to his heart. "There is such an incredible pocket of talent in this town," he says. "It's hard to stay away." True, my friend. And forgive me asking you this favor: Don't go away . . . or I will cry. - SANTA FE REPORTER


2013-JOE WEST AND THE SANTA FE REVUE: VOL. 1, BLOOD RED VELVET-Frogville Records (Release Date Jan 2013)

2012-JOE WEST:ABERDEEN,SOUTH DAKOTA-Stocktank Records(STR-0518)


2008-JOE WEST: IF THE WORLD WAS UPSIDE DOWN-Frogville Records (FVR-047)

2007-THE SANTA FE ALLSTAR EP-Frogville Records (FVR-037)

2005-JOE WEST:THE HUMAN CANNONBALL -Frogville Records (FVR-00035)

2004-JOE WEST:SOUTH DAKOTA HAIR DO-Frogville Records (FVR-00015)





After an early career in the New York Theater scene, Joe moved to Austin, TX and formed a group called Joe West & the Sinners. His bizarre Alt- Country band created an immediate buzz, attracted lots of fans and landed a regular spot at Austin's world famous Continental Club, sharing the stage with such Texas legends as Jon Dee Graham and Wayne "The Train" Hancock. In 1999 Joe's first self-released CD, Jamie Was a Boozer, was voted "Top Ten Texas Platter" by the Austin Chronicle’s Critic's Poll and "Top Ten Male Vocalist " by the Chronicle’s Readers Poll. Joe’s “Jamie Was a Boozer” CD received extensive indie radio play across the country and in Europe. He began to tour the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, and the Violent Femmes. Joe and his music seemed to be on the verge of widespread notoriety. But much like fellow poets Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, Joe answered a call deeper than show biz reality.
At the turn of the century, Joe returned to his home town of Santa Fe where he lead several different bands and musical projects most notably THE SANTA FE ALL STARS which was voted "BEST BAND WITH TWANG" 4 years in a row by the SANTA FE REPORTER'S READERS' POLL. In 2005 Joe's CD, THE HUMAN CANNONBALL, reached #2 in the EUROPEAN FREEFORM AMERICANA CHARTS.
In 2011, with the help of Producer and music guru Arne Bey, Joe created THE SANTA FE REVUE which performed for sell out crowds and even earned the dubious honor of headlining the 2012 UFO FESTIVAL IN ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

Joe's music has been used extensively in film and TV production, most notably the EMMY AWARD winning documentary, SPLIT ESTATE, the feature film CONSPIRACY starring Val Kilmer and most recently, Joe created music for an independent feature, DEATH AND TAXES, by cult movie producer Peter McCarthy (SID AND NANCY, REPO MAN).