This was 1989 Arizona.
That's when he won a American Stratocaster on a radio contest signed by Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Then, pure chance found him at the last ever SRV concert. Weirder yet is that he ended up working the door at Buddy Guy's Legends.
Summers would find him busking the streets of Chicago...where the real action was ...on the city streets. Mid 90’s blues revival indeed was certainly a thing Heavy Blues... Street Blues really. That was never the only thing.
Joe is certainly not a Bluesman, but a songwriter that likes to stir the sounds of Roots, Country and Folk styles into a nice pot of soup. As one listener called it..."Really Good Music....Saturday Night Music".