“Little Joe McLerran is not so little anymore. The 25-year-old musician has scored a name for himself on the blues circuit, most recently winning the duo/solo category of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis last February.
Since then, McLerran has traveled to more than a dozen states playing the Piedmont Blues style of the 1920s and 1930s. Recently, the Little Joe McLerran Quartet was one of 10 ensembles selected by the Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program. From March through December 2010, they’ll travel across the globe to share their music genre with countries rarely visited by American musicians.”
Tulsa People Magazine
“Although he is often touted as a Piedmont blues player, here he is generally in full band mode – take a listen to the slide guitar driven shuffle ‘Black Hearted Woman’, Homesick James’ lovely ‘Gotta Move’ (with Joe capturing both Homesick’s slide and vocal sound to perfection) or the driving ‘Corinne’. ‘Hobo Blues’ has a fine old time jug-band sound, and the short bonus track, the instrumental ‘Sixth Floor Glide’ that concludes this thoroughly entertaining and beautifully packaged album, has a similar knockabout hokum feel.”
“There are few musicians who have managed to breathe life into the older styles instead of sounding like a stale copy. Little Joe McLerran is one of them – and FaceBook Blues comes highly recommended!”
Blues Wax Magazine
“Are you looking for blues music where traditional values and styles with respect and knowledge are discussed, then you are at Little Joe McLerran and his album "Facebook Blues" in the right place. He pushes in all his songs all his energy, humor and craftsmanship, without touching the authenticity. He experiences his music without falling into the making of a copy stale or boring repetition.
For this kind of musicians you should make time and place!”