Joe started playing guitar in 7th grade. Watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, he knew that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He is married and has two adult sons.
In 1966, he was on his first record album with a group named "The Eggs" doing "My Little Red Book",on the now famous "Hillside 66" Album. From there he went on to play guitar in the group "The Nomads" thru most of High School. He then switched to playing keyboards and was in the group "The Draft" for 4-5 years. This group was a nine piece band with a horn section doing songs from Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears. After a few years away from music he was asked to join the country band "Crosstown Traffic" sometime in 1985. He switched instruments again, this time playing bass guitar. This group recorded a single "It's Been Love" that got a little airplay here in the Columbus area. That lasted until the early nineties until that group disbanded and the band "MESA" was formed. In 2002, a few of the members from "MESA" left that group and started "HIGHWAY 70". After Highway 70 he got together with Charlie Tatman for his Trio and Band playing Classic & Southern Rock.
If you are wondering what kind of bass equipment Joe uses, he has a couple of Ibenez SR-405 5 Strings and a Peavey 5 string. Other 4 string bass guitars include a white headless Steinberger XQ-4DB Guitar, a 62 Re-Issue Fender Jazz bass , a Yamaha Fretless, a Steinberger XL-2, a Jay Turser Beatle Bass Copy and a Danelectro Longhorn Bass. He also owns a 91' Rickenbacker 360-12FG, twelve string guitar. His amps include G&K, Hartke, SWR and Peavy. You never know what you will see Joe playing next. His next new thing is to play some bass lines on a Roland Bass Synthesiser and maybe even a upright bass..