Joe The Bluesman lives out his convictions and lays out his soul in his music. You can hear in the way he sings and you can feel it in the way he plays the guitar. The new king of blues, Joe is on a mission to bring blues back to the forefront of the music scene. “I feel that a lot of the quality has left the music these days,” Joe The Bluesman says. “I want to make great quality music that moves people, and that will be the driving force behind the music’s success.”
Joe recently released the music video for his upcoming single “One,” on YouTube on July 13th, 2019. For the single Joe curated a masterful recording, working with some of the best musicians blues has to offer to give the song new life. “One,” is a cover of U2’s song of the same name released on their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The song was a commercial success for U2.
Joe states that he chose to cover the song because “this is a powerful song that moved people when it was released then and I am confident our cover will move people today.”
Following the recent release of the music video for “One” released on July 13th, 2019, Joe’s upcoming single will be released to all major streaming platforms on September 2nd, 2019.
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.”
To date, counting the release of his upcoming single, Joe has released two singles and one E.P. A Deep South and Midwest tour is planned to promote the upcoming single. Touring will be combined with promotional efforts to market the single.
Listen to Joe The Bluesman’s “One:”