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"ONE OF UNDERGROUND ROCK & POP'S AUTHENTIC GREATS!" - Sugarbuzz Magazine

"EXCEEDS COMPARISONS TO PAUL MCCARTNEY AND PAUL WESTERBERG... A VIBE THAT CAN SPEAK TO GENERATIONS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY." - Mountain Views News

"COOLEST ARTIST TO EMERGE SINCE BECK!" - University Times (CSULA)


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Thanks to The Blessings, The Tearaways, and The Downbeats for sharing the bill with us recently on the SUNSET STRIP @ State Social House! Although the night ran behind schedule, our fans and friends patiently awaited our set. Thank you all for the support and your dedication!

Flyer for rock show old man playing harmonica on country road

 

The notorious METAL SLUDGE MAGAZINE interviews JOE about his former projects, and his new band JOE NORMAL & THE ANYTOWN'rs.  CLICK HERE 

 

MS: N is for Normal — Is Joe Normal “normal”?

 

JN: I’m just yer average Joe! I love the name Joe Normal. I can be as f**ed up or as regular as I wanna be. It still works.

Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs recently tore it up at a private birthday party for friends Marque and Anjannette in Burbank, CA.

Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs onstage

Joe Normal and Anytown'rs bassist Tony Babylon later shared the stage on Bowie's "Rock n Roll Suicide" with Paul Mars Black (L.A. Guns, Black Cherry) and Brian Forsyth (Kix), and others.

 Joe Normal with Paul Mars Black and Brian Forsythe


Joe Normal with Superbean and The Condors Poster

Check out Joe Normal in a special Solo Acoustic Set

Sat. Dec. 10th - @ The Buccaneer in Sierra Madre, CA

with fellow Underground Power Poppers

SUPERBEAN, and THE CONDORS!

 


Lights, Camera... ACTION!  

Joe Normal appears on the CBS TV show "LUCKY DOG" along with his wife and kids and their shop ROCKIN' ROLLERS. WATCH as the show's host Brandon McMillan helps them welcome a new addition to their family, "SPIRIT," a Dachsund/Pomeranian cutie! PREVIEW BELOW: 


JOE NORMAL & THE ANYTOWN'rs took over the notorious Buccaneer

in Sierra Madre, CA recently for a night of acoustic and electric music.

Check out their live version of "CALIFORNIA STARS" HERE!

Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs rock poster                                        Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs rock poster

 


 

Joe is excited to tell us he'll be playing guitar with respected 80's Alternative Rockers DRAMARAMA (hits "Anything Anything", "Earth Day" "Scenario" and more!) onstage Fri Sept 9th in San Diego for a set of their classic hits! Also appearing are A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Tommy Tutone + more (Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay) Tickets HERE

 Joe Normal with Gretsch guitar


 

Rankoutsider Records just announced the official release of Joe Normal's single "AS THE RAIN BEAT DOWN ON OUR TOWN" from his forthcoming sixth album to be titled, "LIVING IN THE BOROUGH." Due out Summer 2016!


 

Joe has decided to listen to everyone's suggestion that he audition for "America's Got Talent" 11th season this weekend in Los Angeles!

 

WATCH below, and READ the liner notes about his decision to do it, on his YouTube Channel!

 

So, here is "AIN'T THIS A WONDERFUL LIFE"


 


The acclaimed SUGARBUZZ MAGAZINE and respected rock columnist, critic and writer Geordie Pleathur show their support for JOE NORMAL and his "stand out new solo CD" 'Crude Folk' in this Front Page feature... "

 

 "Joe is McCartneyesque in the best ways possible, but where Paul might feel obliged to add some cheap and patronizing studio gimmickry to feel edgy and current, like Moby or Kanye or some sh*t, Joe strips it all down to the bare naked essentials- a quietly tapping foot, excellent Jimmy Page quality guitar playing, a beautifully hummable melody, great singing. If Elvis Costello or Andy Partridge wrote this song, (Mockingbirds), all those expensive imported coffee table $13 English magazines would be all over it."

 

"Brilliantly executed acoustic pop... effortlessly soaring vocals... he’s easily in league with say, John Waite from the Babys. He smokes guys like Ryan Adams and Rob Thomas, probably even Jacob Dylan, this reminds you of when bands had to be talented, or at least original, or saying something meaningful."

 

"Joe Normal’s been through hell and back more than a few times... a blinding star in my tired eyes, and way, way, way more talented than all those rich, mediocre capitalist rappers and corporate whores on major labels."

 

"If you like artists who are unusually talented, Joe Normal is one of underground rock and pop’s authentic greats."

 

-Geordie Pleathur


Kudos to ARTisticrats CONglomerate for producing the latest Joe Normal video, "ONE OF THESE DAYS," which was filmed at the treasured Musee Mecanique in San Francisco. Joe says he first visited the museum when it was located below Cliff House near the Sutro Baths ruins back in The Zeros / The Hutchinsons days... "A mental note was made to return there one day to shoot a music video... Voila!"

 


JULY 25, 2015
 
Outside of recording his next album, Joe continues his work as a writer.
He is simultaneously working on several children's picture books and an autobiographical graphic novel. A musical adaptation for stage is also in the works.

 


July 11, 2015

 

JOE NORMAL contributes regular articles in Autism Arts & Music Magazine

"THE MONTHLY MELODY"

CLICK ABOVE to read his inspiring, witty articles.

SHARE with anyone you know who is parenting a child with AUTISM.

 

The Monthly Melody is affiliated with We Rock For Autism, a non-profit that promotes Music, Art, Events, Families and Businesses that support Autism Awareness to help children receive music and art therapy, musical instruments and players, and communication devices.


 July 2, 2015

JOE NORMAL recently performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the

PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM PLAZA!

 

Joe Normal onstage with sunglasses


 June 11, 2015

Thanks to Trevor Stamp at Sierra Madre Weekly for this insightful Joe Normal interview: 

"The real deal is a person with a guitar, a pencil, and a piece of paper... it's about pure expression, not perfection." - Joe Normal 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

http://www.sierramadreweekly.com/entertainment/music-not-under-normal-circumstances/


June 1, 2015

Reviews are in for "CRUDE FOLK"...

Thanks to Sean Kayden at Mountain Views News for offering up the very first:


 May 22, 2015

"When Joe talks about his new CD, 'CRUDE FOLK', he cracks a noticeably devious half-smile and says, 'these songs were hastily slapped together with tape, glue, and house paint... the way it oughta be', deliberately shunning the gloss of production in favor of a lo-fi, honest vulnerable sound that is true to its title." - RankOutsider Records

CLICK ON CD COVER TO

LISTEN, PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD

Rock star in doorway with sunglasses Joe Normal album cover

...

OUT NOW ON

RANKOUTSIDER RECORDS 


 May 8, 2015

COMEDY CENTRAL's controversial European show "FAT FOR FUN" has been using some JOE NORMAL songs in recent episodes, including "All The Money In The World" which can be heard at the end of the skit beginning at 19:07 below...

Fat men comedy central stealing food joe normal

Play at 19:07

 

 


 May 4, 2015

Taking a stance on controversial Aerosol Dispersals and Geo-Engineering

with this song and slogan... "WHO'S WATCHING THE SKIES"

"We all have a right to a blue sky... it's time for the perpetrators of

these crimes in the sky to end the secrecy and step forward and allow the people

the dignity to decide what is right for Humanity." - Joe Normal

 

 


JOE NORMAL entered a deal with Rankoutsider Records to release his forthcoming CD, "CRUDE FOLK." The 14 track disc boasts a minimalist production, focusing rather on edgy subject matter that ranges from parenting a special needs child, deteriorating relationships, humility, alcoholism and self-empowerment to more standard fare such as love and hope.

 

With a roster of nearly 50 artists, Los Angeles based Rankoutsider Records was  founded in 2006 by respected songwriter Pat Todd of the seminal roots/punk band The Lazy Cowgirls to expose fine Roots music, Americana, and just plain 'ol damn good rock 'n' Roll.

 

 

  


 

What's all the buzz about?? Check out the latest entry from "TRUE FACTS ABOUT JOE NORMAL" - CLICK HERE

 


 

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WEST COAST PEDAL BOARD!

 

 

 


 

DEDICATED TO SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES EVERYWHERE!

  


 

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"a tribute to any rocker who dreamt of stardom as a means of escaping the grasp of a working class town..." 

CD OUT NOW !

"Crude Folk"

 

shunning the gloss and glamour of mainstream production, "these songs were hastily slapped together with glue, tape, and house paint... the way it oughta be"(Joe Normal), and capture the spirit of an artist in full control of his talents as a songwriter and performer.    Available on RANKOUTSIDER RECORDS

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