Know exactly what you mean.
I'm 50 and discovered Joe only last June.
I couldn't believe that after all that time of passionately loving music of the Joe type that I hadn't even heard of him. I first heard a CD playing in a bar in Antwerp and though it was some obscure (but brilliant) Belgian or Dutch guitarist !!
Nothing has touched me as much as Joes music since I heard Led Zeppelin cut through the general noise at my school youth club in about 1970. This guy has hit every musical spot in me. He is the player I want to be (sorry Jimmy).
I couldn't be at the gig last night but my wife and 14 yo son went and they were very impressed. I did see Joe twice during his last UK tour in February this year and also in Sheffield a couple of weeks ago.
I took a friend to Sheffield to see Joe for the first time and he was so impressed he went to Blackpool last night and took his 15 yo son and sons friend. The word is spreading. I just hope Joe can still maintain the closeness he has to his audience when he makes it big time. If you thought last night was good. you should have seen the February Blackpool gig in a small room above the theatre. 90 people - and my son and me sitting 2 feet away from Joe. Bit of a joke venue for such a gig but brilliant for those of us lucky enough to have tickets. I believe that they have regular blues gigs in that venue which is certainly worth checking out.
At the gigs in February, Joe came out to meet the crowd after the show, but it seems he didn't do this last night. Great shame if that's the case. My son waited to meet this genius as he did in February with CD to sign. But I do appreciate that Joe gives his all at the shows and might not be up to that some nights. He did get the Stone Sole River CD and met those guys who signed their CD for him, which was great. That's two signed SSR CDs we have now !!
Mountain Time - oh yessssss !!! Don't be near my neck hair when he plays it - I might just poke your eye !!
Glad you appreciated the contribution to the show by the other two guys as well.
ps - do you play yourself ??