The Story of Joe
In The Beginning
Baby Joe

July 21, 1954
Born, Greenville, NC
Sign: Cancer

  Piano

1962
Mom teaches piano. Gives Joe free lessons.

Falls in love with the sax after hearing Yakety Yak by the Coasters. Shotgun by Jr. Walker and the Allstars gets him hooked.

 
  Wants to learn sax but the school band director makes him learn clarinet. How embarrassing.
Borrows an alto sax from a cousin and amazingly doesn't pawn it.  
  1967
Joins his first band,  The Riddlers, playing soul music.
1968
Joins The Senators, "More soul, all the time."
 
  1970
Plays in high school marching band and stage/jazz band. Hip arrangement of Whole Lotta Love
inspires football team.
1971
Goes to military school. Joins the Zig Zags doing rolling paper tribute songs like Summertime Blues.
 
  1972
Borrows Kay acoustic guitar from a friend and tunes it to open E so he can play slide like Duane Allman. 
Buys triple neck table steel and borrows a 100-watt Marshall amp. Plays Jo Jo Gunn, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers, and sneaks into the Tiki Club in Greenville for open jam.  
  June 1972
Joins the Outlaw Band. Doesn't have the success the later Outlaws did.
November 1972
Joins Heartwood playing steel and sax. Moves to Athens, GA. Records first album.
 
  Tours the country, opening for Asleep at the Wheel, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kinky Freedman and the Texas Jewboys, and David Allen Coe. Unknown comic named Steve Martin opens up for them.
August1975
Lagniappe. If you don't know, don't ask.
 

PART 2
Joe moves to California, Georgia, Virginia, Woodstock, Nashville, Nag's Head and London. As in England.

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