Joe is from the Boston area and has worked the Boston circuit for many years. Self taught and with a natural rhythm there is nothing he cannot play. Some of the venues he has played at are The Channel, The Rathskeller and after 2 years sobriety he had the opportunity to play on cruise ships and with Rock and Roll hall of famers. He has battled alcohol and drug addiction and has been sober for 21 years. Now playing with Selfish Steam he feels he is reaching out to others sharing his strength and hope and still doing what he loves...playing music.
He has a teenager son who the light of his life
Over the years Selfish Steam has been blessed to share the stage with many great performers to include John Sebastian, Al Anderson, Eddie Money, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Richie Supa, Ricky Bird, Peter Tork and many more. We also got the chance to perform at some great festivals such as 12 Step Musicfest in Key West, Florida, Soberstock at Pat Garrett Amphitheater in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Freedom Festival in Long Beach, California, Rockers in Recovery Music Festival in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Half Moon Sober Festival in New Boston, New Hampshire, Sober in the Sun in Rutland, Mass. and many more to include Treatment Centers and Schools.
In May of 2002 Selfish Steam was honored at the 6th Annual Prism Awards in Hollywood, California for 2 of our originals "It Takes What It Takes" and "Just Like Candy In A Store". In April of 2009 Selfish Steam returned to Hollywood and took home a Prism Award for their new CD "Lost in Recovery". The PRISM Awards are presented in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. and the National Institute on Drug Abuse and is the entertainment industry's annual recognition for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in movies, television, video, music.