With three honorable mentions on VH1's Song of the Year, Dogman Joe sees his music career as "giving back" to music and the gift of life. Despite being an avid coffee drinker, he offers a refreshing glass of ice tea to the world: a cool, zesty sound amidst all the buzz. With catchy melodic hooks and rock-solid grooves, you'll be singing in the shower and moving your "feet to the beat as you're walking down the street." His songs tell a tale of love and the struggle of everyday living tempered with an "everything's gonna be alright attitude," and his voice captures a genuine integrity that speaks to us all.
San Francisco-based musician Dogman Joe's self-titled debut album is a no-holds-barred example of what is best about contemporary rock music. Blending blues with reggae, jazz with funk, his unique sound defies stereotypes to offer audiences a truly original experience that is guaranteed to leave them wanting more. "One song features a hoedown, another a screaming sax solo over a raunchy, hard-core funk break-down," he says. "The album captures an honest interpretation of life: the ups and downs, the carefree, happy-go-lucky times and the "when it rains, it pours" blue times."
Such fusion of influences comes naturally to Dogman Joe. Growing up in California, his influences range from John Coltrane to Pink Floyd, and he bought his first guitar at age 14. "Without even hearing the strat, I took it home with a new amp and never left my room," he says. "It's the same guitar that I play today. I have it tattooed on my forearm so I will never lose my path." The success of his debut album shows Dogman Joe definitely hasn't lost his way. Originally the front man for Bay Area legends "Dr. Masseuse," he has honed his skills over the years, even touring France three times with "The Motivators." Such experiences have only helped to further his prolific talent, with his self-titled debut album the culmination of years of old-fashioned blood and sweat. "I came up with the name "Dogman Joe" after a high school nickname," he says. "Now, after more than a year of meticulous production, Dogman Joe is ready to be set free from his leash to rock the planet with this fresh new album in hand."
His electrifying live performance and one-of-a-kind sound will undoubtedly show why he has received accolades on VH1's Song of the Year and radio play internationally. "I would like to make a lot of money and then spend it on my friends and fans who got me there," he says. "Maybe take everyone directly from a show to a fully catered yacht cruise in the bay. We could all get merry and celebrate our differences as people and similarities as humans."
Such a laidback attitude is combined with a mix of rock, funk, and blues to make his debut CD a truly remarkable album. A Californian native, Dogman Joe is a one-of-a-kind artist that pushes the boundaries of musical genres to offer his audiences an unforgettable experience that will surely leave them inspired.
"This is a well crafted stylish cd with passion, the music is gutsy, strong yet and direct to the point". -Peter Merrit. Music Director of PBS FM Australia
"This CD is excellent, full of many surprises as the tracks progress". -Graham J Barclay. Soundwave FM
"This is a great CD!!!, why havnt we heard of Dogman Joe before here in the UK. Every track a joy and always on my playlist". -Martin Smith. Radio Seagul