I am a study in the craft of songwriting/performance. A strong melody is extremely important, as well as making the guitar sound interesting, and of course meaningful lyrics. My voice is not your average, generic male voice, nor is my style. Something of a cross between The Beatles and Tom Waits. And even that's a quess, because I've asked DJs and producers, engineers and singer/songwriters, and no one can pin it down. But they like what they're hearing! Neil Young gave me a 100 dollar bill when I was busking on Pearl St in Boulder!
He liked what he was hearing...
I've been out of the game for a while, and I'm releasing a new cd entitled "Living Sideways".
Hope you like it...
Players on "Living Sideways:
Joe Carlson- All songs written by me,Joe Carlson,all vocals, and all acoustic guitar
Elliot Wadopian- Bass (Grammy award winner)...River Guegarian- Percussion
Jimmy Galloway- lead guitar..Patrick Bowland- Keyboards..Will Straughan- Dobro...Ron Clearfield- Cello
Quotes: "Great songwriting with super solid singing which is both style and cool" Keller Williams, National Act, Host of NPRs Syndicated radio show "Kellers' Celler"
"I've been a promoter for 15 years, and this is fresh and wonderful-it just sounds so lush..it hasn't left my cd player since I put it in!-Kim Stills, promoter, "Saturday Stage, OR
"Ever since Joes' song "Cannonball" has spun around in my head, I've been stunned by his songs and spirit." Ken Gaines, legendary Texas songwriter, promoter, "Anderson Fair", Houston TX.
"Every song makes me want to hear it again" Chip Raman, musician extraordinaire, Philadelphia, PA.
Neil Young gave me a $100 dollar bill, when I was street performing in Boulder, CO. If I'm good enough for him....