Joe took the long road to the band. His first exposure to music came in the 1960's college group called "The Dangling Conversation Piece" as their lead singer. He then left music and spent the next 40 years raising a family, chasing careers and carrying gear for his musical family.
To celebrate the onset of his second half-century, on a whim, Joe joined a Jazz singing class and re-ignited his love of music and performing.
Next step was to learn the drum kit. Joe was then encouraged by his son Tim to try the bass guitar that was left behind when Tim headed off to tour the world as a bass player.
Now, normally the son learns from the father, but this was just the reverse. Tim instilled in dad, Joe a love the "fat sound".
Joe then joined Weekend Warriors and worked with other musicians, including his son Sean, to learn to be part of a band. He also joined a 'garage band' and continued to improve his bass skills.
When asked by his wife if he would be willing to learn some original tunes and be part of her first ever trio he said yes and they have been performing together ever since.
Joe encourages everyone, that age is not a barrier when it comes to music. It's really cool to be excited about music at this "advanced age".