Little Joe
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Little Joe

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"Son Piedmont and the Blues Krewe"
RBR Records released 2003

"Little Joe - The Hard Way"
Hit Records released 2005



Little Joe, a transplant from Boulder, Colorado, is now based in Tulsa. He performs regularly around North Eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas with occasional trips to Colorado and New Orleans. His style of roots Blues is drawn from inspirations by Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Tampa Red, Rev. Gary Davis and many more. His sets are peppered with originals written in these styles.

Picking up the guitar at age 8 Joey made his first public appearance in a multi-cultural program with his 4th grade class performing a Leadbelly song and a guitar rag by Rev. Gary Davis. Along with his late brother Jesse on drums he played the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder with his band “Buddy Hollywood” singing Bob Marley songs, Beatle tunes and these old style blues songs. Joey was 9 and Jesse was 7. They were the rage of the Mall making good money for a couple of young blues men. The tips they made became the envy of all the other street players.

Moving with the family to Tulsa in 1998, Joe zeroed in on the blues. Jesse switched from drums to the washboard and they began performing at the Rivers Edge Bistro and other restaurants around Tulsa. They had just completed recording their first CD, “Son Piedmont and the Blues Krewe” on the RBR label when Jesse tragically died in an accident. It took months to mix the recordings and release the CD which Joey dedicated to Jesse. It was difficult to pick up the pieces and move on with the music they so intimately shared. Little Joe did start over again and soon he had the attention of a production company in Fayetteville, AR. His second CD “Little Joe – the Hard Way” was released in 2005 on the Hit Records label.

Rob Mack, Joe’s bassist / driver, is also Joe’s father. He refers to Little Joe as his kid brother and has been part of Joey’s band since the first gig. Rob, a traveling musician who decided to settle down and have a family, had abandoned a career that included recording contracts with Capitol Records and MCA Records. He has toured nationally and internationally with a number of bands.