Smokey Joe Show

Smokey Joe Show


Home Grown, Original Tunes. A Little Blues, A Little Country.


Hailing from Yancey County, NC, "Smokey Joe" Peoples has been writing and performing songs for over thirty years. Those who have seen him perform; delight in his folksy, melodic voice and harmonic guitar playing. The content of his songs often make an audiance laugh, cry and feel many emotions in between.
Smokey Joe's career as a singer-songwriter began in 1983 as the primary creative force behind the Wisteria String Band out of Pensacola, FL. Peoples wrote the majority of the original music the Wisteria String Band presented and all that it recorded. The band's recording, "Rollin On" was released in 1991. In addition, the Wisteria String Band was the house band for Florida Pubilc Radio's W.U.W.F. Radio Live program "On The Road" for over four years. Along with their busy public radio schedule, the band performed at many festivals and events throughout the Southeast. These include The Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Fl and The City Lights Festival in Nashville, TN. The band went on to be nominated for "String Band of The Year" at the prestigious Spbgma Convention in Nashville, TN.
Currently, Smokey Joe is still writing uniquely original songs. Most recently he was commissioned by Florida Public Radio - W.U.W.F to write a song for public radio fundraising. The song he wrote "Opus 99" is being sent all over the country to be played for other public radio fundraisers as well. His band, "The Smokey Joe Show" performed at various venues throughout 2005-2006. These include The Flat Rock Music Festival in Flat Rock, NC, The Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola, FL, The Frank Brown International Song-Writer's Festival in Alabama/Florida, The Hickory BBQ Festival in Hickory, NC, The Blue Bar in Nashville, TN, and The Town Pump in Black Mountain, NC.


Men like these

Written By: Francis L peoples [Joe]

theres a well worn badge for courage
in a box stuck in a drawer
a rocker on the front porch
a cain leaned by the door
an old man nearly done now
nearly finished with the chores
no regrets
he'ed doon his best
and he'ed won.....a world war

after that he had a son
a baby boomer kid
that followed that old man around
watched every thing he did
he learned to fish
he learned to hunt
he soon learned how to drive
then one day in Viet Nam
he learned to stay alive

and here we are again today
better hit your knees and pray
for more men like these
willing to stand between
pray for those that heard the call
those who give it all
to let freedom ring
and never ask a thing
the men like these

A little farthur down the road
this baby boomer guy
he him self he had a son
the apple of his eye
then one morning early
the world chaged evermore
now the apple of his eye
is in another war

repete chourus



"Opus 99" - Commissioned by W.U.W.F in Pensacola, Florida to be used for fundrasing for Public Radio.
"As Real As It Gets" Live in Pensacola Fl.- 2004
"Can You Hear Me Now - Album" - 2002
"Rollin' On" - 1991 - Re-release - 2001
"Little Buildings" Released Nov 10th 2007

Set List

Set could be a varied number of songs up to 50
95% original witha fue covers thrown in