“painting might be impossible to write about
its a place beyond words from where it comes
its nature showing strange flowers
its a drug that obliterates the self
its a mirror in the spirit world
its where the shadows come out to play
its a shared hallucination
its dream made material set ablaze in the night
maybe it goes beyond everything else
like playing a guitar without strings
its a place man meets god and says
what the fuck
i love to paint
its where i go to church.”
is one of my very favorite artists, my definition of music is art.
i think what i enjoy most about him, is that he’s honest.
signed by peter gabriel, joseph is amazing as an intensely personal songwriter, refreshing musician and respected amongst many [the twilight singers, joan osbourne, tara angell] as a special friend to produce an album with. inside of loop master-mind techniques, fusing raw acoustics, waltzing bass lines, vocal quality and subtle electronica.. joseph has always possessed such a talented gift that will forever include all aspects of art, chaos & beauty.
please listen to a few rarities.
throw me from my window // hold me in the sky
holding the void is a trio side project of joseph’s that stands apart from his solo act. supported by two musicians pat sansone & rene lopez, its different in the sense that its a full band and truly shows a strong spectrum of emotion found hidden inside of pure rock n’ roll.
over the years, joseph’s artwork that he enjoys to create whether it be on canvas, inside autographs, on guitars or physically on stage has intrigued loyal fans all over the world.
in spring 2006, he released an art book titled *we almost made it* along with the accompanying instrumental cd *the invisible parade*. when this project was first designed, it was made as a zine full of his own poetry and artwork; then once the music became apart of it, the book turned into an overall pleasurable visual and aural experience.
for a taste of the instrumental sounds of “the invisible parade”
during the summer, joseph began the process of his very own label lonely astronaut records. on september 19, his new album *nuclear daydream* will be released..listen:: black lexus, enough to get away [nuclear daydream 2006]
and a fall us/canadian tour will follow.
|25-SEP||Philadelphia, PA||World Cafe Live||Info|
|27-SEP||New York, NY||Bowery Ballroom||Info|
|28-SEP||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club||Info|
|30-SEP||Toronto, ON||Mod Club||Info|
|02-OCT||Ferndale, MI||Magic Bag||Info|
|03-OCT||Cincinnati, OH||20th Century Theater||Info|
|04-OCT||Chicago, IL||Double Door||Info|
|06-OCT||Minneapolis, MN||Fine Line Music Cafe||Info|
|07-OCT||Lawrence, KS||The Bottleneck||Info|
|08-OCT||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater||Info|
|11-OCT||Vancouver, BC||Red Room||Info|
|12-OCT||Seattle, WA||Crocodile Cafe||Info|
|13-OCT||Portland, OR||Doug Fir||Info|
|14-OCT||Eugene, OR||John Henry’s||Info|
|15-OCT||San Francisco, CA||Cafe Du Nord||Info|
|17-OCT||Los Angeles, CA||El Rey||Info|
|19-OCT||San Diego, CA||House of Blues||Info|
|20-OCT||Phoenix, AZ||The Clubhouse||Info|
|23-OCT||Dallas, TX||Gypsy Tea Room||Info|
|25-OCT||Austin, TX||The Parish Room||Info|
|28-OCT||New Orleans, LA||Voodoo Fest||Info|
|29-OCT||Nashville, TN||3rd & Lindsey||Info|
|30-OCT||Atlanta, GA||The Loft||Info|
|01-NOV||Annapolis, MD||Rams Head Tavern||Info|