A 1984 graduate of Apple Valley High School in Southern California, Joe nurtured his love of music as a member of the well-known show choir, The Sunsations of AVHS. It was with this high school music group where he developed a love and passion for harmony vocals. Joe continued to study harmony and studied Jazz in college, even playing drums for the college Jazz band at Victor Valley Community College majoring in business and minoring in music.
By the late 80’s Joe found himself backing up many Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame recording artists such as Patsy Montana, Billy Walker, Rose Maddox, Johnny Paycheck and many more. At the 1984 Academy of Country Music Awards where Joe was personally introduced to the group, Alabama, where he developed a longtime acquaintance with the band, particularly, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon.
In the last 33 years as a musician, Joe has played with some of Country Music’s finest stars along the way such as Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, Garth Brooks, Mark Chesnutt, Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, Michael Peterson, Toby Keith, Alabama and many more.
Joe has found a new passion in the Music of Alabama. Born Country: The Alabama Experience. A tribute to a band he truly respects and loves, and it is giving him a chance to not just play the music, but to share with others the history of the Legendary Band, the stories behind the songs and a way to say thanks for the great music!