Joe Pitts is a powerful, soulful & multi-talented guitarist pulling influences from yesterday into today. Joe has been compared to guitarists like Warren Haynes, Larry McCray, Walter Trout and Joe Bonamassa. Although his influences range from Duane Allman and Jeff Beck to Roy Buchanan, Joe is known worldwide for his slide guitar work with the band Liquid Groove Mojo. Joe is also heavily inside the groove with really funky rhythmic improvisations.
Studying at Berklee College of Music, set Joe up for the possibilities that are endless on a stringed instrument. Being a faithful follower of Col Bruce Hampton, ARU and the bands of HORDE, Joe's improvisational voice came into his own.
From funk to jazz to blues to rock, and everything inbetween, Joe is a musician's musician. Touted as one of Arkansas' best bands, this international touring artist has played hundreds of shows, touring Europe and the Midwest/Midsouth and Southeastern US constantly. Joe has been nominated for his vocal abilities, being chosen as one of the best vocalist's of the year, 2006 Indie Artist Radio awards. Joe has also appeared at the Crossroads Musical Exhibition, and the International Blues Conference.
**Here are a few quotes about Joe:**
~~Those that know me know that in the meantime, "I'm a sucker for some good slide guitar". Thus have I with the cd's of this guy what my heart wishes, but Joe Pitts is a guitarist, who, how incredible it is if you hear him, here is still fairly unknown. This is entirely undeserved because such can be spoken, that there are guitarists who has the musical inheritance of Duane Allman, that there is only two in the footsteps of Skydog that can step. Namely, Derek Trucks and this guy, Joe Pitts.
--- Ron Bervoets, Rootstime - Belgium
~~Joe Pitts is one of the hottest slide guitarists in the business. He is reminiscent of Warren Haynes and Tim Brooks.
--- Michael Knippschild, SRA Musicshop, Germany
~~Say you long for the tasty slide of Duane Allman? Well don’t we all? Joe Pitts seems to really channel Skydog at times on slide and lead guitar, and his vocals are very easy on the ear as well.
--- Gritz Magazine
The band, features Odessa Texas native and veteran musician Jimmy Lynn on Bass Guitar, and Nashville sessions drummer David Bishop rounds out the touring band power trio. The music is a workout in influences. From Rock, Blues and Jazz roots, the music of the JPB shines through. These guys really stretch out live. It truely is a musical extravaganza nightly, and something you don't want to miss, with every show different.
Keep in touch with the JPB at their official site: www.joepitts.com