Combining equal parts country, folk, rock and Americana, singer/songwriter JOE WHYTE's songs have been described as "alt-country pearls that shimmer with simplicity and effectiveness" and "beautifully crafted, melancholic Americana."
Dubbed, "The King of NYC Americana" by music blog Twangnation, Joe's latest EP, WHEN THE DAY BREAKS, is a stripped-down, acoustic-based follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed full-band album, Devil in the Details. Though primarily a solo affair, Joe is joined on a few songs by band members Catherine Popper (Jack White, Grace Potter, Ryan Adams) on bass and vocals, and Dan Marcus (Ana Egge, Crescent & Frost) on guitar, dobro and mandolin.
The last 2 years have seen Joe play 4 unofficial showcases during the Americana Music Conference in Nashville, be selected the Sonicbids winner for the the "A Taste of Triple A" sampler and play the Bluebird Cafe stage on the Philadelphia stop of the "Country Throwdown" tour. Other highlights include playing WSM radio's stage on the historic Ryman Auditorium plaza for CMA Fest and opening dates for Jim Lauderdale, Justin Townes Earle, Darrell Scott, Alejandro Escovedo and Rosanne Cash.
Over the years, Joe has also performed throughout the US, UK and Ireland with artists such as Tony Joe White, Steve Forbert, Chuck Prophet, Cadillac Sky, Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Slaid Cleaves, Lucy Kaplansky and Son Volt, to name a few.
Joe is currently endorsed by Elixir strings, and was a 5-year recipient of an ASCAPlus award, a merit-based songwriting grant from ASCAP. He is entering the studio with his band this spring to begin work on the full-length follow-up to his last EP.