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September 2016: Hybrids, Hyphens, and Cuban Cubism
As I write, Berlin is sweltering in a late-summer heat wave, and it's hard to think about anything but beer. Cold beer. I have an old German poster, of a wanderer in the desert confronting a mirage: a giant glass of foaming lager. The caption reads Dürst wird durch Bier erst schön - roughly translated, only beer can make thirst beautiful. I always thought this was amusing, but as today's temperature reached an unusual 93 Fahrenheit, it started to seem more like a matter of life and death.
I'm The Man is now available again on vinyl, thanks to a 180G (Dead Quiet) re-issue pressed by RTI. This new edition has been 100% Analog AAA mastered by Kevin Gray, with beautifully restored cover art printed by Stoughton on heavy stock.
Back by popular demand following his sold out tour last fall, Joe is announcing a new run of summer tour dates across the US and Canada. The tour will again feature Joe, longtime bassist Graham Maby, Teddy Kumpel on guitar, and drummer Doug Yowell.