Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter-fingerstyle guitarist Joe Stanton will perform in B.C. and Alberta this May, promoting the digital release of There You Go, his debut solo CD originally recorded and released in 1997.
The analog recording, produced by Geoff Gibbons, brought together the best of Vancouver’s studio musicians and old friends, and is now available for download at iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.
Stanton plays May 26 at Joe’s Garage.
His philosophy of playing wherever they’ll listen has taken him and his Martin D28, on a 30-year journey from his favourites haunts in his home on the Sunshine coast, to a concert in a hot air balloon over the Swiss Alps, to the Kerrville Folk festival in the hill country of Texas, to the world fingerpicking championships in Winfield, Kan. Stanton’s acoustic guitar style has been likened to his heroes, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins and Bruce Cockburn, and his songwriting has
resulted in four CDs, styles ranging from bluegrass to contemporary folk, to alt country, all receiving radio airplay in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia, and earning two BCCMA award nominations.
In 2009, Stanton teamed with Bearwood Music to record his fourth album with the five-piece alt country band The Precious Littles, and he is now working on the next recording project, a collection of his instrumental guitar pieces.
“Joe Stanton is a true-breed troubadour; a journeyman songwriter, fingerpicker and storyteller with years (and miles) of experience, and a drive to translate that into songs.” — The White Rock Sun, March 2009.
For more information, visit www. joestanton.com and www.reverbnation.com/joestanton.
— Joe Stanton