Smokin Joe radiates the soul of Johnny Cash, the sensuality of the Grateful Dead and the style of Woody Guthrie wrapped up in a folk/roots package! With songs that are real-life grittyÂ, EthnoCloud calls him exquisite and evocative. Â Smokin Joes somewhere between “Ringo Starr and the Grateful Dead”
Smokin Joe Wiseman grew up in rural Newfoundland where music was as much a part of life as eating and sleeping. Kitchen parties were a common form of entertainment before television and other forms of modern technology. The radio was the only medium for electronic music and SmokinÂ Joe was exposed to all forms of music in the 50s from traditional folk songs to blues and country to early rock and roll. All of these genres fall under the broad genre of roots music and it follows that he writes what he grew up loving roots music!
He has released 5 CDs; Gotta Keep Movin, A Field By The SeaÂ, Blue SmokeÂ, Life is GoodÂ and The Only Sin. He has gotten rave reviews for songs like Metis Girl, The Only Sin, Do the Time, Too White to Sing the Blues, Cheatin Blues, Life is Good, Snowflakes and Blues For Michael. From fiddles to the Fender Stratocaster, Smokin Joes songs blend the traditional and the modern to create songs that have been called easy to listen toÂ but containing powerful life messages. Those who like his current thematic evolution in the Roots genre cant wait for his next CD.
Smokin JoeÂ has put together a team whose first criteria for involvement is that they love music and whose second criteria is that they are good at what they do. From producer-keyboards-engineer Allister Bradley to guitars by Fab Tranzer to percussion by Juan Albarran, this is quite a team. Additional musicians include Jason Roller, Gene Rabbai, Dave Spiers and others. Wiseman has quite a talented group of friends, internationally, and they love to step up to the mark on his songs. His songs have been deemed by EthnoCloud as Ã¢â‚¬Å“exquisite and evocative.Ã¢â‚¬Â