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Joe Con

Joe Con

Singer Songwriter / Hip Hop, Blues, Folk, Rock, Americana, Soul, Count Nonesuch, KY


  • Living Machine
    Living Machine Released on Mar 3, 2015
  • I Choose You
    I Choose You Released on Nov 11, 2014
  • Yours Truly
    Yours Truly Released on May 1, 2011
  • The Word Made Fresh
    The Word Made Fresh Released on Oct 10, 2010


  • Tue

    Sep 8

    Reno, NV, US | 8:00pm

    Via Twitter on 9/7/15: @BillyMcNicol: @WordMadeFresh & I will share the stage w/ Eric McFadden (Parliament Funkadelic) tomorrow for #BurningMan #AfterBurn Regency Sands Casino 9p

  • 2014

    May 14

    Culver City, CA, US | 8:00pm


  • 2014

    Mar 30

    Santa Barbara, CA, US | 8:00pm

    This event is going to be epic and beautiful and we're very excited and super thankful to be a part of it. Our set will be on the Satya Yuga Stage at 8:30pm on Sunday, March 30th. Bring your family, friends, loved ones and tribes people to this conscious gathering of positive vibrations and glorious music, art and culture. Read more below or by clicking the link above. Music/Art/Healing/Camping/Education Zaca Lake Retreat / March 28-30 In Celebration of The Aries New Moon Mission To bring happiness through the use of sound and human connection: May you never look at music the same. Description A conscious gathering focused on art and music at the Zaca Lake Retreat outside Santa Barbara, CA. By Featuring major and up and coming artists we aim to create an environment where positive connection is possible among like minded people. You can expect an array of workshops, activities, and art installations. The body germinates, the mind sprouts, the soul nourishes, and the spirit blooms. Come be apart of our creative experience: We encourage sound and theme camps of all different kinds!

  • 2014

    Mar 27

    Venice, CA, US | 8:00pm

    They say no one is really from Los Angeles. Instead, the City of Angels is the product of all the places its pilgrims have left behind, and the sum of all the ghosts who’ve come along for the ride. In a Mecca of dreams made manifest, and the dreamers who bring them to life, it is precisely this amalgamation of individual and collective histories and cultures that gives birth to the city’s unique tapestry of art and music. It is fitting, then, that like Jim Morrison and countless others before him, Venice is the adopted home and creative backdrop for singer-songwriter Joe Con. A native of central Kentucky, Con blends soulful Southern swagger, sun-drenched, sandy ocean blues, and street savvy hip hop to create a potent brew of musical flavors. His songs range from raucous to reflective, sincere to sardonic. Acoustic and electric guitars interwoven with raw beats move seamlessly beneath waves of melodic poetry, like amplified lullabies sung by the lovechild of Leonard Cohen and Mos Def. Citing influences as diverse as Woody Guthrie and Wu Tang Clan, the young balladeer draws as much artistic inspiration from Kerouac and Rimbaud as he does from Hendrix and Howling Wolf. Mr. Con is a 21st century troubadour in the truest sense. At seventeen, he bid farewell to the idyllic bluegrass hamlet of his childhood and rambled west to study English at UC Berkeley. Along the way he traded innocence for experience, and forged a poet’s path illuminated by the bright lights and long shadows cast by life in the City of Sin. Living in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, he was simultaneously fascinated and appalled by the shocking poverty and audacious wealth that existed side by side, a paradoxical duality not unlike the one he encountered daily in his childhood spent shuffling between the serene countryside and bustling college campuses of the commonwealth state. Churchyards and trailer parks became beaches and back alleys. The balancing act of living and walking in multiple worlds, musical and otherwise, are issues Con fleshes out in the six songs that comprise his latest EP, “I Choose You.” He tightropes the tension between life on the road and the memory of home in the title track, and sprints through a novel's worth of relationships in “Said and Done.” Recounting loves won and lost with tingling frankness and vulnerability, he admits that although the temptation of excess comes at a steep price, it is one he has clearly already paid in full. Following in the footsteps of William Blake, Mr. Con seems destined to find his palace of wisdom. Painting with rich sounds and words his trials and tribulations, Joe Con welcomes his listeners into a bright, visceral world filled with the fresh promise of triumph over tragedy, all the while reinventing the blues to the beat of LA.

  • 2014

    Mar 22

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm

    One Good Reason presents FREAKQUINOX We invite you to join our "FREAKQUINOX Village" for a full day-to-night mini festival atmosphere intended to enable an expansive and immersive experience in community culture and creativity. This is our manifestation celebration for the spring equinox. ✭ Join the Village for All Day, All Night community fun! ✭ Groove in 2 rooms to LIVE jams & ELECTRONIC music ✭ Witness FIRE, EARTH, AIR and WATER performances ✭ Shop the TRIBAL BAZAAR for original wearable art ✭ Imbibe in CONSCIOUS COCKTAILS and exotic elixers ✭ Replentish with tantalizing treats from our EATERY ✭ Renew with MASSAGE, relaxation stations and snuggle dens ✭ Adorn yourself with face and BODY PAINTING ✭ Capture your beautiful beingness in the PHOTO BOOTH ✭ Partake in the Opening CEREMONY to set space for Sacred Solar Sexiness ✭ Speak in Community CONSCIOUSNESS Circles ✭ Sync with SYNERGY Sessions to expand your creative entrepreneurship ✭ 1/3 of proceeds will BENEFIT Pesky Bacon Campos and his medical needs. Artists/Healers/Performers/DJs/Vendors: ✭ H2o Massage Pros ✭ Moon Temple Dreaming ✭ Pulse Pleasure ✭ MORE TO BE ANNOUCNED Get involved! email OneGoodReasonParty@gmail.com FREAKQUINOX FASHION is Highly Suggested! We encourage your inner creature out to play during this time of equal night and day. Geek meets freak with an equal blend of Light and Dark. IDEAS: Cosmic Couture, Cirque du Absurd, Moon Punk, Solar Seductress, Future Funk Fission Fashion, Hyperspace Hyphy Haute, Black Hole Bling, Dirty Deity, Sacred Gangster, Gender Bender Creature Features, Galactic Goth, Omnipresent Om, Black Rock Best, etc. FREAKQUINOX Saturday March 22 Sunset to Sunrise Mid-City location Jefferson and Crenshaw Must arrive in shuttle (instructions sent to ticket holders) TICKETS: info soon Production Design by Tomas Verde and LUCKY 13 Creative Consciousness Consult by Jason Levitt and Moon Temple Dreaming Sound and Staging by Bob Dodge and Well Productions FREAKQUINOX Concept, Design and Lead Production by Dallas Wonderland and One Good Reason FRIEND @ http://fb.com/ogrparty LIKE @ http://fb.com/onegoodreason.page JOIN @ http://fb.com/groups/onegoodreason LISTEN @ http://soundcloud.com/OneGoodReason/ Posts View Declines


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  • Mariah Jas (Artist)
    Mariah Jas
    i choose you <3 im in love with how you sound joe.
  • Ecologyngle (Artist)
    "Dream" reggae cross genre hip hop/pop is innovative Joe. Great vocal. Lots luv * Patricia
  • Mariah Jas (Artist)
    Mariah Jas
    Nice Vocals, Nice Track Vibe, Nice Mix, Really Nice Work And Loved That Video.
  • Jim Hoffmann (Artist)
    Jim Hoffmann
    Impressive work... very talented and great variety of sound & tunes. Love the blues harp stuff like "Matter of Time". Best wishes and much success to you from a fellow Woodford Countian!
  • RAUSHI (Artist)
    So much love and respect to this man! His voice, his words, his musicianship.... all superb! Love love love everything about you!!!
  • Michael Frazier (Artist)
    Michael Frazier
    Very unique sound and styles. I like what you do. Vocal is great with some solid backing. Nice tunes. Michael


  • in Laurel Canyon, cover photo for "Yours Truly" by Scott Gregory


Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, Jack White

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Bio: Don’t be fooled; Joe Con is more than what you think. Even his deceptively simple name is riddled with symbolism. His broad Pop sensibilities and deep rock roots connect the dots between Hip Hop heads, surfers and folkies, while his newest EP, I Choose You, sounds like a collection of amplified l...See Full Bio

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