When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
The JOE WEST TRIO (PSYCHEDELIC COUNTRY FUN)
JOE WEST is a singer/songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some have dubbed him a “trailer park crooner” and others say he’s a “time-traveling-Mark Twain-gone-punk.” Whatever you call him, Joe West’s humorous, beer-drenched tales of love, booze and UFO’s have been winning over crowds from New York City to Austin,Texas.
From 1998-2001 Joe, along with his band The Sinners, rose to the top of the highly competitive Austin Music scene, earning enthusiastic reviews, media awards and a regular spot at Austin’s renowned Continental Club. At The Continental, Joe shared the stage with Texas legends like Mojo Nixon, Dale Watson, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and many others. There, he amassed such a following that he nearly swept the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Poll in 2000. The album “Jamie Was A Boozer” was rated a Four Star Album by the Austin Chronicle and one of the Top Texas Albums of the Year.
In 2001, Joe moved back to his home town of Santa Fe where he quickly became a local mainstay, playing weekly at the infamous Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
While playing in Santa Fe, Joe caught the attention of Frogville Records, who signed him to their label and supported the recording of SOUTH DAKOTA HAIRDO, a CD which earned much praise and in 2004 was honored as one of the best albums of the year by The New Mexico Music Industry Awards
Joe now leads The Joe West Trio, a national touring band which features ex-Mary and Mars member Ben Wright on lead guitar and a handsome young man named Noah Baumeister on upright bass.