Whether he is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building custom oil can guitars, or teaching music for kid's programs, Joe’s dedication to music is without question. While performing 150+ shows per year, Joe offers a vast variety of live music.
His custom oil can guitars, "Hayburners," have been sold all over the world and have been featured on FOX 9 News, Blues in Britain Magazine, CNET, and The Drive Magazine.
Not only content with performing, Joe also serves as a music teacher and promoter of Blues for Kids, a music education program he created at the 501c3 non-profit organization, "Discover Music". The program is known for organizing workshops at schools and festivals with the mission of teaching children of all ages about the Blues music genre with harmonica and guitar.
My mission is to write music, perform my art, and share it with others in a unique, organic, and expressive way. We need to express ourselves, help others express themselves, and collaborate with each other. I also make instruments from old antique motor oil cans. I turn them into electric guitars and make music with them them. I like to do this with bluesy influences and improvising on guitar and teaching others how to be free and improvise.