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Joe Lowry and the Second Mile Blues Band / Bio

Joe Lowry and the Second Mile Blues Band have won the hearts of fans everywhere.The astounding guitar, bass, and percussion work entrances listeners,leaving them wanting more.The deep,smooth vocals pull the listeners in and take them on a lyrical journey.In 2008 Joe Lowry and The Second Mile Blues Band entered the Northeast Blues Society's Collosal Contenders competition and delivered an unforgettable performance,here are excerpt from Daily Gazette writer Mike Hochanadel's review;"Lowry's trio generated greater gravity,velocity and magnetism,drawing fans to the front.His hyper-strum solo in "Too Many Dirty Dishes"earned the fest's first ovation".Mike Hochanadel also described Joe Lowry as,"playing with more skill and soul than the other contenders and that his band would soon eclipse the other acts at the 2008 Electric City Blues Festival!" In 2009 Joe Lowry and The Second Mile Blues Band were called upon to open a sold out 980 seat show at the egg in albany for British Guitar Hero Robin Trower.Here is the Daily Gazette review that was written on Sept.28,2009 by Gazette reporter Brian MCelhiney; "As the crowds poured in, Joe Lowry and the Second Mile Blues Band entertained with a down-and-dirty set of raunchy, guitar-driven blues favorites. Two original numbers played first amply showed off Lowry's guitar chops, but when the band moved into old favorites the audience really got going. Lowry and his power trio were channeling Jimi Hendrix unashamedly here, as evidenced by Lowry's smooth crooning on not one but two stellar Hendrix covers: 'Foxy Lady' and 'Fire'. On the latter, the guitar pushed to monumental levels, prompting some of the loudest cheering so far, If any band was up to the task of opening for Trower, it was certainly these guys." Joe Lowry and his trio have also won the 2012 B.I.D. Blues band competition that landed them a spot at Alive2 5's Blues night. On a hot July evening they delivered a blistering set to a massive crowd at Albany's Riverfront park. The biggest wins for Lowry and his band have been the Capital Region's Blues Network's Blues band Showdown in 2012 and 2013. The band delivered an adrenaline rich set that moved them on to the I.B.C. in Memphis Tennessee to compete internationally. In addition to Robin Trower,Joe Lowry has shared the stage with or supported legends and greats such as,Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown, Kenny Neal, Tas Cru, Sirsy, Jeanne French, Albert cummings, Junior Walker and The All Stars, Joe Louis Walker and Susan Tedeshci.

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Band Members
Joe Lowry, Tom Buffe, Chris Wroblewski
Artist Name
Joe Lowry and the Second Mile Blues Band
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Blues / R&B / Rock

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Albany, NY