Even though the holidays are over, Joe The Bluesman has a lot to celebrate. The recent release of his first E.P “Seasons,” has brought the bluesman a lot of joy. Two singles “Ol Black Cat” and “Leisure Time Blues,” were soft released in advance on the Sound Cloud platform. Currently the two singles have garnered the bluesman over 40k in streams on the Sound Cloud platform.Tuned Loud Blog, reviewed the singles in advance. They described the two singles as follows, “When listening to “Leisure Time” and “Ol Black Cat”, a succession of moods washes over us and at their deepest point they resemble a psychedelic trance.”
Joe The Bluesman aka Joe Campobasso was born in Kansas City in 1954. Early in his childhood, his parents moved to Huntington Beach, California where he would spend most of his youth. A natural musician, he was already playing the violin by the third grade and by high school he was playing in the school’s band. Joe also played bass in a band during his teen years known as “Pimit Creek,” who mainly played CSN&Y covers. Joe’s musical influences include Count Basis and Sarah Vaughn. After high school, he put music as a profession aside stating “I have always had an interest in music but I had to put music as a side interest, like so many people I took the time to raise my family.Three years ago I said goodbye to my day job to make music my number one priority.”
A small tour is planned for the spring and summer to promote the singles and the E.P.