Topic: Hi from Transylvania!
I'm a big new JB fan, a Brit living in Romania (Transylvania) since 1993, but only discovered Joe's music a few months ago when a Romanian friend recommended Seesaw, on account of Joe's stunning musical partnership with Beth H.
I have an excuse for discovering Joe so late - I've been a BIG Santana (and Floyd) fan for many years, especially since Carlos's one and only concert in Romania about 7 years ago! Anyway I'm now a JB convert, I've just bought Dust Bowl, Blues of Desperation and Seesaw (online download) and have another CD full of freebie tracks from Joe's Monday Night Blues pages.
So I have a question that's been puzzling me for a few weeks.... I've been watching plenty of Joe's reviews of other guitarists on MNB and his YouTube clips, but I find no mention of Carlos Santana. Or for that matter of Snowy White, another guitar magician in my humble opinion! JB's ability to replicate other players, and his more recent development of his own musical style (brilliantly successful in my view), mean that he ought to be making reference to Carlos and Snowy more often I think. Have I missed something, or maybe there's some political issue at stake?
There are many of Joe's tracks I'm getting addicted to on the albums I've just bought, but his "Ballad of John Henry" is without a doubt my current number 1!
Thank you Joe - for your superb music, and your sincere and generous nature! Please don't change - not too much anyway!
Col - in Transylvania.